This is why; if she was a shy Sakeena in Saawariya, Sonam is a spirited youngster (who represents the youth of India - in her own words) in Delhi-6. Meanwhile, she insists that it isn't a definite image change that she is looking at by working on two contrasting films.
So, is she conveying a message to the world out there that 'Hey, I too can have a lot of fun'?
''Honestly, it isn't anything like 'I wanna have fun'. The fact is that I don't believe in an image'', says Sonam who in last few days has gone through extensive photo shoots and press conferences en route to this Friday's release of Delhi-6.
She adds, ''Cliched as it may sound but it's true for most actors to be just like a chameleon. You can be bored doing same thing time and again and after a while, it isn't acting; it just turns out to be a job. I don't want that to happen to me.''
Sonam insists that she wants to follow her father's footsteps.
''I always want to be different in what I do. My father has also done the same thing in spite of being around for three decades'', she says with a certain pride in her voice, ''He has such an enviable repertoire of work behind him and the reason for that is that he has played around with his roles. I want the same for me and hence aim for doing something different in each of my films.''