‘IT’S OK IF I DON’T WIN AWARDS’

Sonam Kapoor says if she worked for awards, she’d have had to give up act­ing long ago

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sneha Ma­hade­van

Of course, it’s great to be val­i­dated for the work you do. But hon­estly, your work should be your re­ward SONAM KAPOOR, AC­TOR

Ac­tor Sonam Kapoor has had sev­eral nom­i­na­tions over the past few years for her per­for­mances in films. But, her last re­lease, Neerja (2016) has given her the first Best Ac­tor award. Happy with the win, Sonam says that she would be fine even if she didn’t get awarded for the role.

“I have been win­ning awards since the film re­leased in Fe­bru­ary last year. Of course, it’s great to be val­i­dated for the work you do. But hon­estly, your work should be your re­ward,” says the 31-year-old, adding, “I don’t think I would be up­set if I didn’t win awards be­cause by that logic I should have stopped work­ing a long time ago. I have been nom­i­nated five times be­fore, but I guess peo­ple only re­mem­ber when you win.”

De­spite the awards, Sonam in­sists that there hasn’t been a sig­nif­i­cant change in the ‘qual­ity’ of roles and scripts be­ing of­fered to her. “I have been get­ting the same amount of work as be­fore. I have worked with some re­ally amaz­ing film­mak­ers, who are the best in the busi­ness (Rakeysh Om­prakash Mehra, Sooraj Bar­jatya, Aanand L Rai,etc.) and I am con­tin­u­ing to do that, so noth­ing has changed,” she says.

Mean­while, Hol­ly­wood as a ca­reer, is an op­tion that Sonam is ex­plor­ing. “I have signed up with a great agency and they are chuffed about the kind of work I do. I am wait­ing for the right op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

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