Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sounia Kapur is glad that she has ended up working in a serial and now doing a new one.Sounia will be seen in Sony's 'Jeete Hain Jiske Liiye' in a glamorous role.
How does it feel to be back on television after a little while?
It feels nice, of course. But I don't think I was away from television. My last serial was 'Kahiin to Hoga' which wrapped up in February and there was only a gap of a few months.
What had you been doing in the break?
During the few months that I was free, I was shooting for my Persian film and also did a few advertisements on television.
Were you anchoring stage shows abroad? Is it one of the reasons for your staying away from television?
Yes, I was on a world tour anchoring stage shows. This also led to being away from television for a bit.
Why are you so choosy about your roles?
I'm not choosy but I like to do good roles. I take up roles that attract me and the ones which I can identify with.
What led you to take up 'Jeete Hain Jiske Liiye'?
There are many reasons for it. I had never worked with Diya and Tony(Singh) and wanted to work with them. I had also been watching the serial from the first day and when I saw a few episodes, I wanted to work in the serial. Moreover, I was also keen on working with Renuka Shahane, so as soon as the role was offered to me I took it up.
What will be your character like in the serial?
I will be playing a supermodel, who is struggling presently. She has been a friend of Aman (Ayub Khan)for a few years now and now that she finds Aman single and loaded, she wants to marry him. I would not say that she is a negative character but she can be called an opportunist in life. Her ambition in life is to marry a millionaire.
It is the second time you will be working with Priya Wal. Do you share a bond with her since she played your daughter in 'Remix'?
Yes, from the very first day, I had bonded very well with Priya. We are very good friends and have always been in touch. But it is just not with her. It is with all the actors. I have known them for a long time now and it is so much fun working with them. I'm having a blast here.
You are mostly seen doing glamorous roles recently. Any particular reason for the same?
No, there are no particular reasons for it. (Laughs) I guess the producers find me glamorous and so offer me such roles and not deglamorised ones. But believe me, I look good in braided hairs and bindi too.
Tell a little about your Persian film?
Yes the film is named Panaah and is based on the recent Afghan war and how it changed the life of people there.
What role are you playing in the film?
I'm playing an Afghani girl who is in love with a man. Now this man has to leave her for some reason and does not come back. So, she has lost him and is all alone during the war. Thus she seeks shelter in India and the shelter is given to her when she marries a man. She gets married off to a man who would provide her the much needed shelter. And let me tell you this is a deglamorised role (Laughs).
Will you be also looking out for offers from Bollywood?
Well, I have not thought about it as of now but yes if anything good comes my way, I would certainly do it.
Is the change in the spelling of your name in accordance with numerology?
Oh, I have all kinds of spelling for my name. Some spell it Souniya, some spell it as Soniya but my real spelling is Sounia Kapur, very much in accordance with numerology.