Sonam hints at doing another woman-centric film
After winning accolades for her last release Neerja, actor Sonam Kapoor hinted at working once again in a woman centric film.
In Ram Madhvani’s biopic, Sonam essayed the life of slain flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who died saving hundreds of passengers on a hijacked flight in 1986.
When asked if audiences are once again going to see her reprising a strong female character on screen, Sonam said, “I will announce something soon. I can’t talk about it.” She did not divulge any further details of her next project.
The Raanjhanaa actor, when quizzed if she would also like to play historic female heroes, she said, “You see it. Hopefully I would like to play something like that.”
Sonam was talking on the sidelines of event ‘Women of Worth Awards’. The 30-year-old actor on the occasion acknowledged the active role of many Indian women who helped build the nation but rued that unsung heroes like Neerja Bhanot got lost in history. “There are lot of Indian woman who have been modern heroes who have helped in building a better India. There are lot of Indian women in the history you look at like Mother Teresa, Sarojini Naidu, Lata Mangeshkar and others,” she said.
“There are women who got lost in the page of history like Neerja Bhanot and it is sad. There is a wider variety of women that we are looking at and the more innovative things that they are doing which are cultural and scientific breakthroughs and artistic as well,” Sonam said.
Sonam, who has acted in numerous female-centric films such as Aisha, Khoobsurat and Dolly Ki Doli, says that the trend of actors not given enough importance in films is now changing.
“I have been trying to get that importance since the age of 23, and that’s why I’ve promoted a film like Neerja. Since I’ve joined the industry 8-9 years back, we’ve been moving gradually towards our goal, so I’m looking forward to it.”