Sonam Kapoor is never shy when it comes to raising her voice. She believes that all opinions, even the intelligent ones, should be heard. She prefers being to the point. Ahead of Veere Di Wedding and PadMan, she gets candid about her opinions.
In an interview with a popular daily, she states “I’ve always had an opinion. And why should anyone expect any less of me? Just because I look and dress a certain way? It was to believe these ridiculous notions that I thought it was necessary to do Neerja and Raanjhanaa to have an opportunity to speak my mind on things that matter and to be taken seriously as an actor. There shouldn’t be a mould for all women to fit in, in order to be seen as worthy of respect and intellect.”
She further adds “At the risk of sounding jaded, it often feels like no one is interested in an intelligent opinion. Faux pas, malfunctions, affairs sell well. It’s as they say… women should be seen, not heard. And that to me is one of the biggest problems with not just our industry today, but also society at large.”
She also breaks the most commonly conceived notion by saying that people who are gifted with beauty can also have a great amount of intellect. She also draws the similarity between politics and cinema in India, stating that they both are religions! A Bollywood journalist is as important as it’s political counterpart!
The Neerja actor states that she never intends to be a shadow of her father Anil Kapoor and will never be “I am stubborn and headstrong and I’ve made a conscious decision very long ago that I would not be my dad’s shadow. Not much grows under a banyan tree. If you are lucky enough like me to have a parent who can give you the time and space to grow, who doesn’t mollycoddle you and who can respect your ability to make your own decisions, you will have all you ever need to strive for what you want most.”
Well said, Sonam! Here’s wishing you all the success for the future