Sonam Kapoor talks about pioneering women centric films, says 'no one wanted to work with me'

Sonam Kapoor recently appeared on Filmare’s cover in a stunning black outfit, however as her career wasn’t all glam as the cover. The actress in the interview with the magazine claimed that she had to audition for every role that she played and also revealed how difficult it was to make female centric films like Aisha and Khoobsurat.

Sonam said, “I can’t explain how difficult it was to make Aisha. Do you know how much effort it took to make Khoobsurat? No hero wanted to work with me because it was called Khoobsurat. I had to get Fawad Khan from Pakistan. And look what happened. Fawad became a huge star. He had the confidence.”

She went on to say all the roles she got from her debut were all on her own credit, she never used her star kid status. “Initially, when I came in the industry, everyone said she’s born with a silver spoon, they alleged nepotism, etc. They didn’t know that I had auditioned for Saawariya (2007), I had auditioned for Delhi 6 (2009) and that I’ve auditioned for every film I’ve worked in. I just was able to have the initial meeting. That was it,”

“When Delhi 6 was being made, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had Rang De Basanti behind him. He was the biggest filmmaker that time. Every heroine wanted to do that film. But I was signed before Sawaariya released. I don’t even remember how many auditions I gave for the part. Even for Saawariya, I was auditioned with Ranbir Kapoor. Honestly, I got those films on my own merit.” she added.

The actor last seen in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was praised for playing a homosexual in the film. It the first time she starrer with her father Anil Kapoor on big screen. The film also saw Juhi Chawla, Rajkummar Rao, Akshay Oberoi and Regina Cassandra in pivotal roles. The film however did not work on box office.

While she is currently vacationing with husband Anand Ahuja she is currently gearing up for The Zoya Factor with South star Dulquer Salmaan. The film is based on a book with the same name by Anuja Chauhan’s.

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