Sonam answers fans’ questions!

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Recently, Sonam Kapoor thrilled fans when she answered questions they submitted on Sonam-Kapoor.Net. Sonam has been busy at work for her new film Delhi 6, which releases in the first part of next year, but she took time out of her busy schedule to respond to some excellent questions about many different topics. Here are some highlights:

Her first message said, “Hi guys I’m sorry I took time in getting back to you’ll. But have been terribly caught up in a lot of work. But seasons greetings and much love to all of you.”

One fan wanted to know if her life had changed since she had entered Bollywood and Sonam replied, “My life at a superficial level has changed a lot but since I’m born and brought up in the film industry my family life and friends react to it like they would to any other job. And yes with experience and time and first hand experience in this industry I have grown and learnt a lot and I’m not as green as I use to be.”

When was it that she realised she had a fan following? She said it was when her sister found a group on Facebook. “I was excited flattered and very, very touched. At the same time I realised I had a responsibility towards them as they were youngsters my age and my sister’s age and in some way I set an example. Don’t want to disappoint you guys ever and the only way to do that is be honest and fun!!!!!”

So, what has been Sonam’s happiest and worst memory in her career so far? She replied that so far all her experiences have been awesome and that the happiest was the fan book that the administrator of the site, Fari, put together with messages from fans, “I think it was the great fan book you sent me, I’ve never been as touched. I got it in Jaipur while shooting for Delhi Six and if any of you all like my work in it, it’s because of the encouragement and support I garnered from this book.”

Sonam revealed that a good script and whom she will be working with are things she takes into consideration when accepting a role. Speaking of good roles, in Saawariya, Sonam played Sakina and in her new film Delhi 6 her character’s name is Bittu and one fan wanted to know which role was harder for her to portray? “You know both characters were equally tough. But Bittu is closer to my heart.”

All the questions were great and this one in particular was very insightful,“You said that you are taking things slowly and that you don’t need to do films for survival. But considering that heroines have such a short life span in Bollywood and have limited scope of showcasing their talent due to male-dominance and a lot of it is about looks and hit films, many of your fans are concerned that this might hurt you in the long run. What do you have to say to them?” To that Sonam replied, “First of thank you for all the love and support. And I would just ask my fans to believe in me and be patient. I want to change the theory the industries perspective towards actresses. And remember the tale of the hare and the tortoise.”

Is commercial success and critical acclaim important to her? “Commercial success is important because the producers invest so much money into a film as they believe in the product and at the end of the day it is a business and its success is measured by its commercial gains, and its nice to know your viewers and fans want to see your work. Critical acclaim is important to me as its always nice to be accepted by your peers and industry but at the same time neither of the two should be a measure of your true worth..…”

Of course all fans want to know who she would love to work with and especially with so many fabulous new actors working now, “That’s a tough one… all of them are highly talented but I would love to work with Imran (Khan) and Ranbir (Kapoor) again. Harman (Baweja) is a very good dancer, so would like to do a dance film with him.”

To the question: “If someone called you a star kid and said that you had supposedly gotten it easy in the industry what would your argument be back to them?” Sonam replied, “I would absolutely agree with them. But at the same time I will tell them my dad had nothing to do with my first two films.” So, which remake of a film of her fathers would she love to be part of – Lamhe and Mr. India was her reply.

What 90’s films would she have loved to be part of? “I loved Darr, Deewane, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, DDLJ, Andaaz Apna Apna…I grew up on those films, it would be a dream come true…”

She was asked, “If your life was a movie, what would it be titled?” Her marvelous answer: “Chronicles of the mad Kapoor household.”

Besides being an actress, Sonam is also a writer and one question asked what inspired her writing and if she would like to write a script? “Writing to me is a cathartic process, and I would love to write a script. I would love to write romance.”

Speaking of writing, Sonam is also an avid reader; her favorite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Why does she love it so much? “It’s the most romantic book I’ve ever read with depth.” She was also asked if she could be in a film adapted from a book, which would that be? “ Hahahahahhahhaa… This answer is a double-edged sword. But I’ll do it. Jane Austen’s Emma.”

Things in her wardrobe she cannot live without was a hard one to answer, “Ummm that’s tough… My caviar skin black Chanel classic bag, my Myla lingerie and my five year old faded velour Juicy track suit.”

Things that make her happy? “Working, family, friends, and my dogs and books.”

Sonam closed with this message to her fans, “Keep the faith and be good human beings and aware citizens… Lots and lots of love…”

It was wonderful that Sonam answered her fans’ questions in such a personal way. All are eagerly waiting to see her performance in Delhi 6, which also stars Abhishek Bachchan. We know that this talented actress will be bringing us more great performances in the future. I have to say that I, for one, would love to see her as Emma! We will keep you updated on all the Sonam Kapoor news so watch this space for more!

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