Monday, August 29, 2011
Posted by Mahindra Gorele at 6:24 AM
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Sonam Kapoor Shahid Kapoor admit penning down love letters
In the forthcoming film Mausam, their characters, Aayat and Harinder 'Harry' Singh, express their feelings through eloquent letters. Actors Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor admit that they have penned a few love letters of their own too and received quite a few as well but these will not go into. any brochure to promote the film as has been reported.
“I got my first love letter at the age of 14.
It was from a classmate and badly written. But what more can you expect from a schoolboy of that age?”
Sonam reminisces with a smile. Shahid has no memories of his first love letter but recalls that when he was in college, he got a lot of them. He says, “I don’t know if they were on scented paper but I do remember that they left me feeling nice. I myself went scouting for beautiful stationary and romantic poetry, it’s the thing to do when you’re in love. Some of these letters are much cherished, that’s understandable given that they came from someone I was drawn to, and have been treasured for my eyes only.”
With an embarrassed laugh, he admits that he wrote a few when the girl, who was always in his thoughts, was away from him. “But they were more like little notes, short and sweet SMSes and mails. There’s a great sense of self-satisfaction in bonding with someone you love. That makes you want to write or type,” he points out.
Sonam agrees and says that she penned her thoughts down on paper for the first time when she was around 19-20. “I write a lot,” she says. “I’m always mailing handwritten cards and thank you notes. They are far more personal than emails and SMSes. Even as a child I loved craft and books.”
However, unlike Aayat in the film, who finds it difficult to be with Harry and has to fall back on letters, Sonam believes that when she finds her soul mate, communication will be far easier given the facilities we have today, namely easy-to-carry laptops, Blackberry messengers and iPhones.
She says, “It’s hard to imagine life without cell phones even though they’ve been around for just a decade. Sometimes I look at my parents (Anil and Sunita Kapoor), who even after all these years, are still so much in love, and wonder how they’ve kept their love story so dewy fresh through the different seasons. The letters may have helped.”
Posted by Mahindra Gorele at 2:19 AM
Mausam, directed by Pankaj Kapoor, follows a love story through its many seasons. The film stars the exciting new jodi of Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor and is set for release on September 16th.
Posted by Mahindra Gorele at 1:55 AM
I believe in fairytale romances: Sonam Kapoor
When it comes to fashion, actress Sonam Kapoor may have her finger on the pulse of the latest trends and styles internationally, but when it comes to matters of the heart, the young star reveals that she is actually quite the opposite. “I am extremely old-fashioned when it comes to love,” reveals Sonam, adding,
“I relate to the old world charm of wooing your lady love with flowers, poetry and the works.” She also admits to being an absolute romantic at heart. “I completely believe in fairytale romances and in Prince Charming too,” she smiles. Incidentally, the actor’s forthcoming film with Shahid Kapoor too is an out and out romantic fare.
But while Sonam agrees that it’s a genre she’s a fan of, she says as an actor she would not want to limit herself to any one genre alone. “I think one of the worst things that could happen to an actor is get slotted in a certain image. I would never want to settle in a comfort zone, no matter how tempting it may be.
As an actor, I want to try as many genres as possible, be it action or comedy or drama,” she says. The films in her kitty are a reflection of this too.
From a romantic drama to the hardcore action film Players, Sonam says the only criteria for selecting a film is the story and also to a great extent the filmmakers helming the project.
“Even the best of stories can fall flat if not in safe hands,” she explains. But this was the least of her worries when she agreed to do Pankaj Kapur’s directorial debut.
“He’s such a powerhouse performer and there’s the same conviction and clarity of thought in him as a filmmaker too. There’s no way I would’ve ever refused him. I had full faith in him. When it comes to filmmakers, Pankaj ji will always be right on top of the list for me,” adds Sonam.
But wasn’t she worried about Shahid getting a preferential treatment on the sets considering it’s his dad’s film? “They are father and son, so there’s bound to be that connection on sets too, that’s but natural.
But they both are also thorough professionals and at no time did they let their personal life weigh over their relation as a director and an actor. Besides, they always treated me like family too,” smiles Sonam.
Posted by Mahindra Gorele at 1:50 AM
Shahid to make a film on Sonam’s tantrums
Bollywood chocolate boy actor Shahid Kapoor, who has been linked with one and all in Bollywood, has famously got along with his ‘Mausam’ co-star Sonam Kapoor, Zee News reports.
Apparently, Sonam revealed on a TV show that she and Shahid share a love-hate relationship, to which Shahid playfully said, “Which was made possible. Somehow we managed it.” As B-Town is abuzz with their newfound friendship,
Sonam went ahead recommending her designer Kunal Rawal to Shahid for a dazzling image makeover. Talking to a daily about Sonam, Shahid revealed, “Sonam is very sweet and talkative. Obviously we got friendly. Two people spending one-and-a-half year together...it is so difficult to not get friendly, na. She has done the most important film for me.” daily times monitor
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