‘It’s an hon­our to work with Bebo’

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While bro­mance is a suc­cess­ful for­mula on the big screen, ac­tor Sonam Kapoor — who is set to star in a chick flick — feels that films cen­tred around women can also work equally well in In­dia.

“Why can’t two or more main­stream ac­tresses work to­gether? If we can have films such as An­daz Apna Apna (1994), Karan Ar­jun (1995), Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Zindagi Na Mi­legi Do­bara (2011), then why can’t we have a film like this (her next, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan)?” asks the ac­tor, adding that such films could be a “com­men­tary on the di­rec­tion our in­dus­try is headed in”.

Call­ing it an “ensemble piece”, Sonam ad­mits that after do­ing a lead role in a film like Neerja, this was a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion for her, as she be­lieves con­tent is king. “I al­ways want to do things that help me grow as a per­son and as an ac­tor,” says the fash­ion­able star. For the first time, Sonam will team up with Kareena in a film.

“I can’t ex­plain what an hon­our it is to work with her. Bebo, Saif (Ali Khan; ac­tor) and Lolo (Karisma Kapoor; Kareena’s sis­ter) are like fam­ily to me. We have been close friends, and our fam­i­lies have also been close,” she says, adding that Kareena is “pos­si­bly the most ta­lented ac­tress” to come out of Bol­ly­wood. “There is only kind­ness and good­ness in her and a lot of peo­ple don’t see it be­cause she has such a fun at­ti­tude. But I love that about her, and I re­ally look up to her,” says Sonam.

PHOTO: AALOK SONI/HT

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