Bollywood's newlywed actress Sonam Kapoor has always spoken his mind out for feminism and equal right for women as well as for male too. She says what she thinks without using any filter on her lips.
Recently, when Sonam with her co-star promoting her upcoming release, Veere Di Wedding said when she stepped into the industry A-list actors tend to stay away from female-oriented movies.
The newlywed Sonam said, "We don’t have A-list heroes in our industry who agree to do good films like Raazi, Neerja, Raanjhanaa (2013), Khoobsurat or even a Veere Di Wedding. No one said yes. I don’t think they have the confidence to do that. My father (Anil Kapoor) did films like Beta (1992) with Madhuri Dixit and Laadla (1994) with Sridevi, but I haven’t seen anyone do that. He’s a different kind of person. He raised me to be a feminist. When I came into the industry, I was shocked with the way things were. I was raised very differently. My parents never made me believe that I was any different from my brother. When I came here, I saw we were not paid the same amount as the hero, and not given the same kind of rooms as the leading man. People had that ‘Woh hero hai’ mentality. In the 11 years that I have been around, things have changed, yet there is a lot of change that needs to happen."
Sonam continued talking about the actress who broke stereotypes, "It’s important for women to own up to what they like and don’t like without the fear of being judged. Look, a lot happens around us because of our general conditioning. We ask a woman if she’s slowing down after marriage or having babies. Do we ask a man that? Look at Kareena! We come from different schools of filmmaking, but I respect the fact that she started out in the early 2000s and has done an array of work, including films like Chameli (2003) and Ki & Ka (2016). She’s worked like crazy even after marriage and having a baby. We didn’t ask Shahid Kapoor if his life slowed down because of marriage or babies. I went to Cannes immediately after my wedding, which was just an extension of my state of mind."
On the work front, Sonam will see in Veer Di Wedding which is also starrer Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker, and Shikha Talsania and release on June 1, 2018.
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