May 6|2009


MUMBAI: Sonam Kapoor She may have so far done non-glam roles in films that bordered on arthouse cinema, but Sonam Kapoor says she is all game for hardcore Bollywood commercial films. However, there is one condition she has.

Sonam Kapoor is often compared to Deepika Padukone because the two beauties began their Bollywood innings on the same Friday when their respective films Saawariya and Om Shanti Om released. Since then, Deepika has made headway into Bollywood commercial cinema, while Sonam has kept herself to arty films.

In an industry where actors run the risk of getting stereotyped unless they keep doing different roles, Sonam has got an image of a girl who’s interested only in arthouse cinema where she gets to play serious roles. But this, Sonam says, is a misconception.

“It’s a misconception that after films like ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Delhi-6′, I’m only looking at films with serious overtones. All I look for is meat in my role,” Sonam is quoted as saying by a news agency.

Last seen in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 , the slim and tall beauty added that she’s all game for doing movies “that are set in commercial parlance”, but she can’t be just arm candy for a hero.

“See, I have never looked down upon hardcore commercial cinema. It’s just that I never wish to be an arm candy who does four songs, a couple of scenes and then vanishes away from screen. Those are not at all the kind of roles that excite me,” she revealed.

Sonam added that even commercial films sometimes have good parts for actresses and she would like to do those kinds of roles.

“Who says Bollywood masala movies do not have good roles for heroines? Look at what Lara Dutta did in No Entry . Now that’s a kind of role that I certainly don’t mind doing,” she gushed.

Another one of Sonam’s favourite is Priyanka Chopra’s role in the gay comedy Dostana .

Sonam is presently slated to act in dad Anil Kapoor’s production Ayesha .