Sonam Kapoor: “I Don’t Like The Term ‘Female-Centric’!”

Sonam Kapoor: “I Don’t Like The Term ‘Female-Centric’!”

Joginder Tuteja
Sonam Kapoor in Elie Saab
Sonam Kapoor

Female centric films are in vogue, especially after an eventful 2014 when everyone from Rani Mukerji to Bipasha Basu to Priyanka Chopra to Vidya Balan to Parineeti Chopra to Deepika Padukone had one each to her name. Now, after Khoobsurat, Sonam Kapoor is back with another female-centric film, Dolly Ki Doli. Here are the excerpts from our conversation with the actress.

After Khoobsurat, now Dolly Is Doli is another film that has earned you good reviews and fans. That must be overwhelming?

I don’t know if I can call this overwhelming but yes, it is humbling for sure. Dolly Ki Doli is a clean entertainer and frankly, there are very few of those that are made right now. You hardly find films with universal appeal. I hope that with every film of mine, the audience increases. This is the reason why I want Dolly Ki Doli to do better than Khoobsurat.

Dolly Ki Doli
Dolly Ki Doli

Yes, it is yet another female-centric film in quick succession for you after Khoobsurat. Does it further give you a reason to feel proud about the fact that you are running a film on your shoulders?

First and foremost, I don’t like the term ‘female-centric’. Secondly, when I talk about Dolly Ki Doli, it is an ensemble film. Everyone is equally important in there. I am getting a lot of support from other cast members, just as was the case with Khoobsurat. It is just that the film is titled Dolly Ki Doli and I am playing Dolly, so people presume that I am running the show here. As you can see, that is not the case.

Arbaaz has even roped in three relative newcomers (Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma) as male leads to fit into the part.

All three of them are doing what they are supposed to do. They are lovely actors and find themselves in the film as it is doing justice to their talent. Moreover, it is not about the kind of star you are; at the end of the day a good actor is a good actor is a good actor.