We love Sonam Kapoor for not mincing her words and calling a
spade a spade. Sonam, who believes in speaking her mind recently
wrote a blog about online trolls for HT. And as expected, she gave
her fearless opinion about the topic.
Read below to know why the beautiful actress said that she is
not a bimbo.
You Might Call Me A Nachne
Let's get straight to the point. You might call me a ‘bimbo', a
‘naachne wali', but you know what, I'm a terribly self-assured
woman. I have a strong sense of self and I don't need you to tell
me who I am. I would not have the balls to do what I do, wear what
I wear or say what I say, if I didn't have self-worth.
The Trolls Can Be Sexist
The trolls can be sexist and judgmental but I know I'm smart and
capable of expressing an opinion. I'm a successful woman, a
feminist, a humanist, a national award winner and I say this with a
great sense of pride and satisfaction: I get to live a fairy tale
life every single day.
Just Because I Am An Actor
Doesn't Mean I Can't Have An Opinion
I walk the international stage, I'm an avid reader with a
library full of books, I am a consumer of news, an engaged Indian
and so very capable of having a discussion on any issue, with
anyone. Just because I'm an actor, it doesn't mean I can't have an
I Have Spoken For Sonakshi &
I've spoken up often. I spoke up when the sets of Sanjay Leela
Bhansali's film, Padmavati, were vandalised. I have spoken up
against meat bans. I've taken sides with my colleagues and spoken
up when Sonakshi Sinha was fat-shamed or Anushka Sharma, an
amazingly talented actress, was picked on only because people think
they have the right to comment on our sizes or our boyfriends.
I Am Not A Bimbo
I will always speak up. I am not a bimbo. When you use that
word, it reflects on you, not me. Let's loosen up guys. Let's be
witty; let's engage, let's agree to disagree; let's cut out the
People Think We Don't Have
People think we don't have brains because we dress up and look
beautiful. Thankfully, I'm comfortable under my skin and in my
head. I grew up learning Kathak and love to dance. I'm a student of
Indian history and have walked into adulthood being proud of what
India stands for.
Doesn't Matter I've Voted For
Narendra Modi Or Not
Now, you pounce on us when we criticise the government. Why
can't I criticise the government? Isn't that what democracy is all
about. It doesn't matter whether I've voted for Narendra Modi or
not. Either way, we have a right to ask questions.
I Was Wrong When I Wrote Shobha
De Is 60 Something P*rn Writer
I admit that there have been times when I have reacted to the
abuse that comes my way. Yes, I've fallen for the bait but have
also apologised. I responded when author Shobhaa De said, "(Sonam
Kapoor) doesn't cut it in the sex appeal stakes.'' My parents made
me realise I was wrong to have hit out at her, saying, "60
something p*rn writer."
My Father Showed Me The
I'm glad that my father, Anil Kapoor, has helped me to focus on
the glass half full. I'm glad he showed me the mirror.
Sonam Kapoor added, ''Dear trolls, you need to be more
intelligent. It's easy for me to block and report you and I've done
that liberally, but I'm also capable of forgiveness, for you know
not what you do. Try and get out of your bigoted mindset. Else,
you're nothing but illiterate, uneducated extremists.''