‘I can’t pre­tend to be some­one I am not’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Get­ting trolled on so­cial me­dia for mis­s­peaks is noth­ing new for Sonam Kapoor. But this is not go­ing to de­ter her from ex­press­ing her views on is­sues of so­cial rel­e­vance, says the ac­tor. “Ev­ery­one gets neg­a­tive com­ments on Twit­ter. Such is the na­ture of so­cial me­dia. I don’t really bother about some­one trolling me. At times, I do won­der how peo­ple can be so silly. But at the end of the day, I am like ‘who cares’,” says Sonam, who was re­cently trolled af­ter she called the Mum­bai meat ban ‘misog­y­nis­tic’.

The ac­tor be­lieves that it is im­por­tant for a woman to ex­press her opin­ion with­out both­er­ing about con­se­quences. “Imag­ine if I stop ex­press­ing my views on so­cial is­sues. Wouldn’t that be more de­struc­tive? We live in a so­ci­ety where women are told not to speak their mind be­cause they can get into trou­ble. I may have rubbed peo­ple the wrong way be­cause of the way I am but I pre­fer be­ing straight­for­ward rather than pre­tend­ing to be some­one I am not ,” says the 30-year-old ac­tor.

Sonam also has a guru mantra in life that she swears by. “I be­lieve that you have to keep learn­ing and push­ing your­self. If you think you are a know-it-all, you start fall­ing apart as an ac­tor. I don’t think I am great at ev­ery­thing. I need to con­nect more and evolve as an ac­tor. That’s how I will feel no mat­ter what I achieve in life,” says the ac­tor.

We live in a so­ci­ety where women are told not to speak their mind be­cause they can get into trou­ble

Sonam Kapoor, ac­tor

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