I will never say that I know it all : Sonam Kapoor, Actress
Updated on: 11 Jun 2016
She calls herself a "dreamer" and her cousin, Arjun Kapoor, feels she lives in her "own bubble". But Sonam Kapoor can zap you with her strong and uninhibited views on not just acting and her career, but other worldly matters as well. As the actor celebrates her birthday on June 9, we get chatting with her about her career, life and other plans.
Which was a more special year – 2007 (she made her Bollywood debut) or 2016 (two big hits)?
It has to be 2016, as I believe in bettering my life with every passing year. With every film, I want to evolve. Next year, I will say it's 2017. Every year, you have to learn from every opportunity, mistakes, success and failures. You get to learn and evolve as a human being and an artiste. Every year is my best year. Every year, I have become better and my life has become better and wider because that's main purpose is to become better – as an actor, artiste, human being, daughter, sister and even friend. I hope I become better every year; so I hope every year is my best year. We have to keep evolving.
But hasn't last year been path-breaking?
If you look at the start of my career, Delhi-6 (2009), Aisha (2010), Mausam (2011) and Raanjhanaa (2013) were my building blocks, as people started taking me seriously. Raanjhanaa turned things for me and then came Khoobsurat (2014). By then, you want people to trust you as an artiste; they spend money to watch your films. They need to constantly be gratified. With all this, Neerja happened. So, it was like a final stamp of approval that, "this girl can do a good job and it won't be disappointing to spend money on her films."