Basking in love, Sonam Kapoor has no time for haters

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As the com­pli­ments for her re­cent re­lease, Veere Di Wed­ding, con­tinue to pour in be­sides great box-office num­bers, Sonam Kapoor says, “I couldn’t have asked for more. The num­bers have gone be­yond ex­pec­ta­tions, right? It’s very re­as­sur­ing.”

The ac­tor calls her 2016 film, Neerja, a turn­ing point in her ca­reer. “Its box office num­bers gave me a lot of con­fi­dence and also made a dif­fer­ence to the way fe­male-cen­tric films are per­ceived by the film trade,” she says.

Com­par­isons with the other suc­cess­ful hero­ine-ori­ented film of the sea­son, Alia Bhattstar­rer Raazi, are in­evitable, but Sonam says her film has a long way to go. “I haven’t seen Raazi. But I’m only hear­ing good things about it. It has al­ready done a busi­ness of ₹100 crore. Ours isn’t there yet (it has crossed ₹65 crore). But I hope it would be,” she says.

Sonam also hopes to keep up her bond­ing with her ‘veeres’, co-stars Swara Bhasker, Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and Shikha Tal­sa­nia. “Swara and I’ve been friends for five years. This film has only made us closer. Bebo (Ka­reena)’s fam­ily and mine have known each other for decades. I’ve grown up idol­is­ing Bebo. Now, she is a dear friend... Shikha Tal­sa­nia is some­one I came to know while do­ing this film. I’ve grown fond of her, too.”

One thing the ac­tor refuses to dis­cuss is the con­tro­ver­sies re­gard­ing Swara’s self­plea­sur­ing se­quence in the film, or the trolls re­gard­ing her colour­ful lan­guage. “I don’t want to dig­nify the hate­mon­gers’ quib­bling by re­act­ing to it. I’d rather focus on the far big­ger num­ber of peo­ple who love our film,” she says.

PHOTO: VI­RAL BHAYANI

Ac­tor Sonam Kapoor stars in the re­cently re­leased film, Veere Di Wed­ding, which has crossed an over­all box­office col­lec­tion of ₹65 crores so far

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