Basking in love, Sonam Kapoor has no time for haters
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.
Actor Sonam Kapoor stars in the recently released film, Veere Di Wedding, which has crossed an overall boxoffice collection of ₹65 crores so far