Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who was recently seen in the movie Raanjhanaa, has received good reviews for her good acting skills in the film. During an exclusive interview with Sonika Mishra from Oneindia, Sonam told extensively about her career and personal life. Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
1) Were you never nervous to play the role of a school girl in Raanjhanaa?
For the first time, when I went to Varanasi for Raanjhnaa's shooting, there were thousands of localites who came down to see the film's shooting. I was wearing school's uniform. Hence, all my nervousness vanished on the first day itself, since there were so many people watching me in a young student's avatar. It was a bit difficult for me, but I played the role of a 15-year-old girl and I tried to relate to my character in order to perform better.
2) Do you related your movie character Zoya's school life with that of your real life's school days?
No, my real school life was very different from Zoya's school life. I studied in a normal school in Mumbai. In our school, we were not allowed to wear skirts. But, in Raanjhanaa I had to wear skirts.
3) People loved your and Dhanush's onscreen chemistry. What do you have to say on this?
It all depends on the movie's character. If I had done some other movie with Dhanush, this chemistry might have come differently. If we talk about Shahid-Kareena, they did many films together, but not much was said about their chemistry. They did Jab We Met and people loved their chemistry. I feel that chemistry gets developed through acting.
4) Was your character in Raanjhanaa inspired from Jaya Bachchan's Guddi?
I was a very quiet girl in my school. Hence, an inspiration was required for Zoya's character in the film. Jaya Bachchan's role in Guddi was very jovial, vibrant and interesting.
5) You have done films like Mausam, Thank You. Do you think you have taken a few wrong decisions in your career?
Yes, I did sign a few wrong movies, but I don't regret for that. I have decided that I would do only those movies, in which I get to play a good role. I want people to remember my performance and role in movies.
6) How do you deal with your movie characters?
I get into my character so deeply that I fall ill. In fact, when I act, I never use glycerin to cry forcefully. If I do a crying scene, I do cry genuinely. I do everything from my heart.
7) Is there any problem between you and Abhay?
Abhay is a good friend of mine. We have known each other for years now and still wish each other on birthdays. If I had any problem with him, I wouldn't have worked with him in films.
8) How was your experience to work with Dhanush?
It was a learning experience for me. Dhanush is a very quiet person. I feel when the question of emotions comes in, language is not a problem. I have learnt a lot from Dhanush.
Is it true that Anil Kapoor is quite tensed about your career?
Not really. He's not at all negative about my career.
Do you have any limitations as an actress?
Not really, I don't have such limitations as an actress. I have never put conditions as an actress. After signing a film, I am a director's actor and love to give 100 percent to my role.
Do you and your father Anil Kapoor have any common habit?
I have only inherited his lovely smile, else I have all the features of my mother.
Why did you walk out from the film Tanu Weds Manu?
I had a talk with Anand sir about Tanu Weds Manu. In fact, I had read the script too. But later, Kangna was signed for that role. Maybe, she was perfect for the role. Personally, I liked Tanu Weds Manu, since it was a very genuine movie.