Monday, August 29, 2011

I believe in fairytale romances: Sonam Kapoor

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.