It's a crucial phase for Sonam Kapoor. The pretty actress has two movies releasing back to back - Karan Johar's home-production I Hate Luv Storys and dad Anil Kapoor's Aisha - and the interesting aspect is, she will be seen in glam roles in both, unlike her first two films (Saawariya and Delhi-6), which slotted her in gharelu, desi roles. Even otherwise, her career is on an upswing, with Anees Bazmee's Thank You and Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut Mausam in her kitty.
"Oh yes, it looks like I have to appear in two new examinations in two consecutive months," Sonam laughs, as we discuss her makeover. In fact, Sonam had modeled for various fashion and lifestyle mags in trendy attire, which she carries off very well. "The roles in Saawariya and Delhi-6 demanded traditional Indian look. If I got slotted in an image after these films, it only goes to prove that I carried off those roles well," she reasons.
While the promos of I Hate Luv Storys have created a solid tremendous buzz, Aisha is also looking impressive, say insiders, with Sonam's performance in both being talked about. In fact, Anil Kapoor, who has produced Aisha, was so overwhelmed by its script that he decided to produce it himself. Sonam's younger sis Rhea took over the production reins and Sonam, obviously, decided to step into Aisha's sandals. Although Jane Austen's novel 'Emma' was set in 19th century England, Aisha is a contemporary film, set in New Delhi and locales of North India.
Sonam identifies with her role in Aisha, since she, like Emma, is into match-making in real life. "I do that occasionally in real life. This role, therefore, was easy for me to interpret," Sonam laughs. But matters of heart can be heart-breaking at times. Has she ever nursed a broken heart? "Never," she says.
There's talk that Sonam and her Saawariya co-star Ranbir Kapoor don't see eye to eye and have decided against working with each other. "Not true! Ranbir and I are good friends. We talk to each other regularly. We were offered films in the past, but things didn't work out for several reasons. But there's no jhagda, please," she clarifies.