'People don't take me seriously as an actor'

'People don't take me  seriously as an actor'

Khoobsurat actress Sonam Kapoor feels her fashionista image and off-screen personality sometimes overshadow her identity as an actor. “People have forgotten that I am an actress, they don’t take me seriously. First it was my dressing sense then my opinionated nature, both have overshadowed my identity of a performer. I can't change both the things, they are part of me,” says Sonam.


The actress, known for grabbing headlines for her candid nature, says she is proud that unlike other actors, she does not shy away from making her opinions public.

“I will always speak my mind, in fact, I feel many in our industry don’t say what they want to, which is sad. But I can't be like them,” said the actress, who feels she is underrated in the industry. “All the directors of mine say I am underrated in the industry. I don’t know what to do about it, I guess I have not restricted myself to a particular image on screen, I have always done different roles. A single image stays with people but I can't do that,” she says.

Sonam started her Bollywood career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya (2008), where she played the role of a shy Muslim girl, then portrayed an aspiring singer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi-6’ (2009).

She got critical acclaim for her role in Raanjhanaa and Indian athlete Milka Singh's lover in his biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in 2013. Sonam is excited for her upcoming home production Khoobsurat, a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1980 comedy of the same name, which starred Rekha in the lead.

“I love the original film and have watched it a lot of times but when we planned to make the film, I decided not to watch it so that I can keep the character fresh. Our film is a classic romantic-comedy,” she adds.

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