Sonam Kapoor will soon be seen with Dulquer Salmaan in their upcoming film, The Zoya Factor. The duo recently came together for the trailer launch of the Abhishek Sharma directorial; during which Sonam Kapoor shared that she feels she does best while acting in comedy films.
The actor said, “I think I like to skip genres with every film so, my last few films have been Veere Di Wedding, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Padman, Sanju, Khoobsurat and Neerja. I am lucky enough that directors of those films considered me for those roles. I think I do my best in comedy films, but the audience thinks I do better in films like Raanjhanaa and Neerja. I don’t know what is my genre, but I enjoy doing comedy a lot. I feel very comfortable and easy while doing comedy. I don’t think there are many films being made these days especially which are just carefree and fun with content in the backdrop.”
Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan’s The Zoya Factor is the adaptation of Anuja Chauhan’s best seller of the same name. The plot of the film revolves around Sonam Kapoor who works in an advertising agency and ends up becoming a lucky charm for team India.
When asked whether Sonam Kapoor considers herself lucky, she said “The meaning of my name Sonam is ‘lucky’ and when I was conceived my father’s life actually changed. During that period, his films like Ram Lakhan and Tezaab did really well, so my parents think that I am very lucky for them. A couple of astrologers had read my janam patri, and they said that I am lucky for the man in my life so, I don’t know. I believe a bit in luck, but I believe a lot in destiny and everyone has to work hard. So, I feel it is the combination of these three things. I feel eventually, whatever happens, happens because it is meant to happen because of your karma and which can be hard work so, God only knows what is right and what is wrong. I think we Indian inherently believe in combination of these aspects.”
Sonam Kapoor feels successful actors are those who understand the importance of storytelling. On the subject that it’s hard to get male stars on-board female-centric films, the actor said, “I think it depends on that person and their confidence level. I can talk about Dulquer where he did an amazing film (‘Mahanati’) recently where his co-star (Keerthy Suresh) won a National award. I felt really happy for him for no reason. My father did films like Beta, Laadla and Mr. India where women had prominent roles, and he was the superstar at that time.
She further added, “There are actors like Dhanush, Rajkummar (Rao), Ayushmann (Khurrana) and Dulquer (Salmaan) with whom I have worked with have been part of female-centric films and you know what, they are doing better than everybody else right now because they have realised that it is not about who is leading the film. It is about the film and its content. I think that is the most important thing.”