The ‘Sonam Factor’ is compelling. Dad Anil Kapoor credit her beginning to the turnaround in his career together with his movies Ram Lakhan and Tezaab sweeping the container-office inside the overdue’80s. And whilst she attributes her entrepreneur husband, Anand Ahuja, for being the harbinger of good fortune in her life, he cited her as, “female friend, nice buddy, spouse, life accomplice, #LUCKYCHARM. (Five in a single)…” on social media. Yes, the lively and sassy Sonam Kapoor Ahuja does appear to have an auspicious bearing at the guys in her life.
Uncannily, her last release, The Zoya Factor, a quirky rom-com, based on the bestseller written by using Anuja Chauhan, had her play Zoya Solanki, the fortunate appeal of the Indian cricket crew. It may also have been a slow earner however the frothy story that mixes cricket, love, luck and superstition merits advantage for its topic. “I trust each lady born on this international is lucky. It’s a disgrace that for years ladies had been taken into consideration a burden. My father believes I’m lucky for him. Even my sister, Rhea (Kapoor), is lucky for him. We girls are like presents to our mother and father. The call Zoya inside the film approach the identical, a present,” she says. Rooting for ladies she maintains, “In fact, you encounter antique dad and mom, who say it’s our daughters, who’re taking care of us in the end.”One more cause she did the Abhishek Sharma film become because she believes it’s important to do ‘easy breezy’ films. Quiz her whether she adheres to superstitions and she exhibits, “Yes yes, I do, I’m an Indian. We have limbu mirchi in our automobile and out of doors our door. We have a murti inside the automobile. I have dahi shakkar whenever I tour.” The movie, which paired her opposite Dulquer Salman, had uncle Sanjay Kapoor play her dad. “I get in conjunction with Chacha. He’s greater of a pal than an uncle because he’s young at coronary heart. He’s easy-going and a no-problem individual. I can speak in confidence to him. He’ll never move and tell my dad and mom all the wrong matters I’ve done in lifestyles,” she laughs.
Sonam, who debuted with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s extravaganza Saawariya in 2007, doesn’t mind playing small roles provided her characters have texture “Even in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Sanju, movies based totally on real testimonies, my characters were fictional. But they took the story forward. I guess the administrators just desired me to be within the movies,” she grins. She explains, “I don’t agree with inside the length of the function. But I don’t need to be a trifling ornament within the film. When you go away the theatre you do consider my characters like Bittu Sharma in Delhi-6 or Pari Walia in PadMan.”For her it’s vital to paintings in films that make a difference, in terms of what they’re attempting to say. “I’m happy with PadMan. I consider it’s one among my exceptional performances. I love operating with R.Balki. I’d paintings with him in a heartbeat simply because of the man or woman he’s. He respects ladies. He has integrity and intelligence,” she says. She holds Rakyesh Mehra (Delhi-6), Rajkumar Hirani (Sanju), Ram Madhvani (Neerja) and Shashanka Ghosh (Veere Di Wedding) in high esteem too. “They’re tremendous humans and feature an great outlook in the direction of existence. They’re idealistic,” she gushes.
She believes in spacing out her movies as each individual demands a chunk from her. “Sir Ian Murray McKellen (Lord Of The Rings) as soon as said something that resonated with me. He said each individual is played through the filter out of who you’re. You’re like a sieve. There’s always a chunk of you within the person and a piece of the individual left at the back of in you.” She elaborates, “For example, I can’t concentrate to Rajesh Khanna’s songs anymore. A song like Mere sapno ki rani… I can’t enjoy it in the manner I used to earlier than Neerja. Because inside the film, it plays plenty.”She doesn’t purchase the perception that actresses earlier didn’t get meaty roles. “Nutan did memorable films like Bandini, Sujata, Saraswati Chandra… simply as Madhubala and Waheeda Rehman had their proportion of incredible roles. Later, Madhuri Dixit did brilliant work in movies like Beta and Hum Aapke Hai Koun! So did Sridevi in Laadla, Chandni, Chaalbaaz… Kajol and Rani Mukerji have achieved brilliant work too,” she explains. She dismisses the demarcation between good and grey characters. For her characters are simply human beings with idiosyncrasies. “In Raanjhanaa, my person made selections, which weren’t easy for humans to digest. But that didn’t make her a horrific character.” Beauty lies in imperfection and Sonam actually has learnt to experience it.