India-Forums

   

I've a man's ego in a lot of ways: Sonam Kapoor

Although she comes from a film family, Sonam Kapoor is determined to make her own identity without any help from her actor-filmmaker father Anil Kapoor as she feels that scope for growth under a banyan tree is bleak.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | 4:32:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 0 Comments | 925 Views | Copyright: IANS

sonam kapoor

Although she comes from a film family, Sonam Kapoor is determined to make her own identity without any help from her actor-filmmaker father Anil Kapoor as she feels that scope for growth under a banyan tree is bleak.

"I feel there's very little that can grow under a banyan tree. So, I have tried to create my own path and I have very successfully done it - whether it's through my fashion or movies I choose," said the 28-year-old in a group interview.

In her six years in the industry, with 11 films and hits like "Raanjhanaa" to her credit, Sonam has avoided taking a piggy-back ride on her dad's strong shoulders.

"Very thoughtfully I tried not to do much with my father. It's a very selfish decision, as I just wanted my own identity. So even when 'Aisha' was produced, my sister (Rhea) produced it. It was her first film. I never asked my father to do this for me. I think I have a man's ego in a lot of ways," she said.

"And also, I don't want to take away his hard work. If I don't do well and he has put in his money or name on me, then 40 years of his hard work goes down the drain because his daughter is a disappointment. So, I would rather fall down on my own and I don't want to take my dad with me," she added.

From her 2006 debut film "Saawariya" to subsequent releases "Delhi-6", "Players" and "Mausam" -- all were box office disappointments. She says she was too young to understand a few things in the past.

"I realised that because of my glamorous image and being a fashion icon, I don't need to do films to add star value to myself. I was too young to understand that back then, but I am old enough and now understand that because of my image I can get away with doing more real films. But that doesn't mean I am only doing 'Raanjhanaa' or 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', in which I am playing a quintessential rooted Indian girl."

She was seen as a high society fashionista in "Aisha" and as an uptown girl in "I Hate Luv Storys", which didn't garner enough success at the box office. Once again she will be seen as a modern girl in Yash Raj Films' project.

"There is this film with Yash Raj, in which I am playing a modern girl from Gurgaon. She is a banker. So, I really want to pick characters like young girls, cool, not-so-cool girls -- as long as they are real girls," she added.


User Rating Rating(0 Votes)
Share this News on your Social Network.

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

RELATED CELEBRITIES

RELATED MOVIES

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index