Sonam Kapoor is unlucky in love
Unlike her contemporaries, despite coming from an illustrious 'filmi' background, and having a dream launch, actress Sonam Kapoor hasn't been too lucky in love and with her films. At one point she was said to be dating Punit Malhotra and Mausam costar Shahid Kapoor too, but not much came of those rumoured dalliances.
Sonam will be seen this Friday in the upcoming Raanjhanaa where she stars opposite South star Dhanush and her Aisha costar Abhay Deol.
The actress, known for her forthright nature opened up about her upcoming film, and her not too happening love life in an interview, excerpts of which we have for you right here.
"My love life has been quite unsuccessful. I am single, but I think human beings have the capacity to love," said the actress candidly.
"I don't think you can fall in love only once. You can fall in love over and over again. We have the capacity and we have the heart to do that," she added.
Moving on to her upcoming film, when probed about her chemistry with Dhanush in Raanjhanaa, Sonam said: "Chemistry is not between two people, it's between two characters. Chemistry gets created by moments. For example, Shahid and Kareena had done many films together, but people never spoke about their chemistry. But when they did Jab We Met because of the scenes and their roles, people liked it."
She insists that chemistry can be created through "acting, scenes and the way the director projects it. Chemistry is a very overdone, over spoken thing".
Raanjhanaa was shot in Varanasi and the actress admits being nervous while giving her first shot in the holy city.
"It wasn't difficult, I was nervous doing it. When I was in Varanasi, about 200 people were there when I gave my first shot," she said.
She was in a "school uniform" for the shot and was surrounded by men. They accepted us very well, but I was nervous while shooting".
On costar Dhanush the actress said: "He is very quiet and modest... he worked hard on the language. When it comes to emotions, you don't need a language to express it. He expressed himself beautifully. He is such a creative person," she said.
Delving further in to Raanjhanaa, Sonam seems quite psyched about the film's dialogues.
"The writer, Himanshu Sharma writes very catchy dialogues. The trailer tells you all about it and dare I say, the dialogues are very local in taste. I loved speaking them. Like, 'Ek thappad marungi toh saari rangbaazi nikal jaegi ek minute mein (One slap will put you in your place)'," said Sonam.
"You rarely get to mouth such dialogues and I enjoyed the 'dialogue-baazi' in the film," she added.
Sonam plays Zoya in the film, and her character's growth is shown since she is a 15-year-old teenager to when she grows up to be 26.
The actress admits she was nervous about playing a 15-year-old girl, but says the crowd present at the shoot helped her do it confidently.
"I was a bit nervous about going out in a uniform with hair tied into two plaits and (I used to wonder) how people would react to it and how will I perform in front of so many people.
"(On the) First day we gave two shots and the audience there started clapping and shouting. So that raised my confidence. I was nervous about playing a 15-year-old girl, but once I got the dialogues, it was easy for me to do," Sonam said.
Although most of her films tanked at the box office, Sonam has no regrets.
"I don't regret anything because when I was doing films like Thank You and Mausam, I decided to do the films that satisfied me. I don't look at films with their box-office success. I want that 20 years down the line, people should remember my films," she finished off.
Amen to that.
Video: Piya Milenge - Raanjhanaa