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Men in my family are completely against marriage: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, Jul 30, 2013 (PTI):
: Bollywood actors Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor at the unveiling of Stardust magazine cover in Mumbai on Monday. PTI Photo
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says men in her family, including her father Anil Kapoor, do not believe in marriage and are completely against it.

"My father doesn't believe in marriage, he thinks that it's a very old-fashioned concept. The men in my family are completely against marriage. So whoever has to marry me has to go through like six brothers and a father," she told reporters here at the cover-launch of the latest Stardust issue, in which she is featured with actor Imran Khan.

Her reaction comes in the wake of recent reports that Anil Kapoor's younger daughter Rhea was set to tie the knot her boyfriend Karan Boolani next month.

However, dismissing the reports, Sonam said her sister was still a "baby" and was not getting married any time soon.

"In one month, she (Rhea) is starting another film and Karan is actually directing it, so I think people got confused between making a film and getting married. Fortunately for me my sister is not getting married, because I like her in the house," she said.

According to Sonam, Rhea will not marry for the next 5-6 years, as she is younger than her.

Sonam also clarifies she won't date anyone from the industry. "I don't like the idea of involving work and pleasure," she adds. There were rumours of Sonam dating director Punit Malhotra.

Even though Sonam is looked upon as a fashionista, in her upcoming film she won't be showing her glamorous side.

"There won't be any fashionable side (in Yash Raj film's next), because I am not going to play Sonam Kapoor onscreen. I am going to wear western clothes though. You are going to see me in modern clothes. I will be playing a banker so I will be seen in tailored clothes, jackets and shirts," she added.

The actress finds actor Imran Khan more fashionable than her father.

"I dress my dad up. He is very good with the collars up, he's very 'Munna' and he loves his suits and all...But Imran has his own quirky vibe going. Not because he is my friend, but I really think he is very fashionable," Sonam said.

She seemed quite excited about her yet another project -- 'Khubsoorat', a remake version of 1980-hit film of Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

"I haven't played myself. I have been either a girl from Benaras or from the '60s. I am excited to play myself. It's amazing to play somebody who is so warm and who is trying to change lives and in a way that it's all happiness and sunshine.

"She is a physiotherapist who goes into this house and tries to change people in a way. This is a contemporary way of looking at 'Khubsoorat'," she said.

Sonam insisted that though the film is a remake, the story is not at all the same.

An official remake of 1980 classic comedy is being produced by Sonam's sister Rhea, and will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh of 'Quick Gun Murugan' fame.

Sonam would be reprising Rekha's role while popular Bengali star Prosenjit Chatterjee is stepping into the shoes of legendary actor Ashok Kumar.

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