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Updated: August 7, 2010 21:02 IST

So says Sonam

Rana Siddiqui Zaman
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Sonam Kapoor.
AP Sonam Kapoor.

We were delighted to see this young, classical beauty full of grace in her debut film Saawariya. With dewy eyes and perfect features, Sonam Kapoor won many hearts, and we waited for a Mere Mehboob kind of film that could blend her beauty, acting and dancing skills (she has learnt classical and Latin dance forms). But alas! The film industry doesn't work like that. Rather like Vidya Balan, Sonam too, seems to be finding it difficult to bag roles best suited to her face and physicality. .

Though Rakeysh Mehra's Delhi-6 blended a modern Sonam with a traditional one, the look couldn't do wonders for her. But college-goers quite liked her in I Hate Luv Storys opposite Imran Khan recently. Now comes Aisha – her father Anil Kapoor's desperate attempt to present her as a complete package who can play “a wide range of emotions”, as she puts it. Loosely based on Jane Austen's “Emma”, Aisha, released this Friday, shows her as a match-maker who takes upon herself the task of solving others' problems, but lands in trouble.

The 25-year-old asserts, “Aisha is not about me only, as I have three girls playing almost equal parts with me. It is about growing up, relations, friends and love. It is about coming of age.” A classical face, Sonam notes, is a “help” nowadays, as the film world has suddenly become aware of classical beauty with a dash of modernity. “I never felt my face proved a disadvantage. It got me Saawariya and I Hate Luv Storys both by different directors and in diametrically opposite roles. Moreover, I have age on my side.”

Satisfied with life, Sonam says the “cherry on top” is provided by the two films she has in hand — Thank You and Mausam — besides a life “free of worries”. She says, “In Thank You, I play Sanjana, a hot-headed but trusting girl. She gets married to a person she is confused about.” In Mausam she plays a girl named Aayat. “It's an extraordinary love story.”

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