Sonam takes a dig at Priyanka, Deepika? Says she doesn’t want to be the hot Indian girl in Hollywood
Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are busy putting Bollywood on global map. If the Quantico actor has bagged a role opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch, her Bajirao Mastani co-actor Deepika Padukone is also busy shooting for her Hollywood debut, XXX The Return of Xander Cage, in Canada. But one of their contemporaries is creating buzz back in India with her stupendous performance. Sonam Kapoor, who is riding high on the success of Neerja, is game to be a part of Hollywood but only if she is offered meaty roles.
Sonam, who is known to speak her mind, took a dig at her contemporaries when she said that she has worked very hard not to be this exotic Indian girl. In an interview to DNA, when the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actor was asked about her Hollywood plans, Sonam said, “I would like to take my projects to the West. I do not want to be the hot Indian girl there. I have worked very hard not to be this exotic Indian girl in India. I have worked very hard to the point where I could get to do a film like Neerja and be taken seriously.”
The 30-year-old actor, who made a blink-and-miss appearance in Coldplay’s latest music video Hymn For The Weekend, is not ready to start things from the scratch in Hollywood. But at the same time, she is only ready if an exciting role is offered to her. “I do not want to start all over again. If I can get something with a lot of gravitas, I would definitely want to do it. I would approach them myself. If it’s a great role, why not? But if it has something right and which attracts me,” she added.
Sonam, who is good friends with Priyanka, said that she is more interested in honing her skill than conquer the world. “For me, conquering the world is not important. For me conquering and honing my craft is more important. It doesn’t matter what language I get to work in, as long as I get to explore something about myself and explore a character that I want to do. I will make a decision based on the fact that there’s something that I can do in it.”