The butterflies in her stomach are as big as a dove. Actor Sonam Kapoor,after the disastrous debut in Saawariya(2007),is keeping her fingers and toes crossed for ‘Delhi-6’,which releases on February 20. With each passing day,I get anxious thinking of the films performance, says the 23-year-old.
Clearly,Saawariya still gives her nightmares but she says there are no regrets. I cannot argue with the figures for Saawariya. But it was not meant for a mass audience. I am glad there was a section of audience,which admired the film,and I started my career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she states.
In ‘Delhi-6’,Kapoor plays Bittu who lives with her parents in Chandni Chowk. A livewire with a rebellious streak,she finds her life taking an unexpected turn when Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) enters her world. Roshan has come down from the US with his ailing grandmother (Waheeda Rahman),who wants to spend her last days in her birthplace, says Kapoor. Abhishek is a prankster but also a competent actor. Not once did I feel that I was cast opposite a star. The two hit it off on the sets and Kapoor gushes about Junior Bs generosity. But the chemistry is nothing compared to what she enjoyed with Ranbir Kapoor on the sets of ‘Saawariya’. Ranbir and I are childhood friends,so the base for a good chemistry already existed, she adds.
Sinking into her character was not difficult because of the friendly advice pouring in from all corners. I have friends in Delhi who keep telling me how Delhi girls are inherently shy and have a lot of nakhras compared to Mumbai girls who have frank opinions. My paternal family is from Delhi and I frequently keep dropping by the Capital to shop. I feel Delhi is the shopping capital of India, she says. Among her favourite shopping stops are Kinari Bazaar in Old Delhi and Ogaan.
Kapoor insists shes isnt among the actors who can juggle more than one film at a time. Delhi-6,she adds,comes more than a year after ‘Saawariya’. I am one of those girls who cant multi-task, but ever since wrapping up Delhi-6 in August,she has been busy with magazine shoots and reality show appearances. I have grown more comfortable and confident in my skin. I took this time off to work at my own pace,read and cook, says this trained Kathak dancer who loved being herself in the Masakali video. It helped that father Anil Kapoor had given the green light for ‘Delhi -6’. Will it be like father,like daughter? ‘Delhi-6’ might just answer that.