Sonam Kapoor on Veere Di Wedding: Don’t call it a chick flick

Sonam Kapoor is all set to star alongside Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte in Padman, a film based on the social stigma of menstruation.

The actress will also be featured in a cameo in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic which stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role as Dutt. Despite of less screen time, it is surprising to see a young actress like Sonam Kapoor choosing meaningful roles without considering the screen time unlike other actors.

On being asked whether she gets bothered by the less screen time, Sonam said to a leading Indian daily, “Screen time makes no difference to me, as long as I have something to do in that much time.”

“I won’t play just a hot girl in a song. I won’t be doing such a role because it will be a waste of my time. But if I’m playing a Biro or Bittu, I would rather do that because there’s an arc to the character and it makes a difference to the story. It’s not about the screen time but what you do in that screen time. I’d rather do that than three songs and two scenes in a film,” she added.

When asked about Veere Di Wedding being called as the chick flick, Sonam replied, “Don’t call it that! It’s so bad. There’s no such thing as chick flicks. Do you call a hero’s film a stud film? No, right? It’s so tacky.”

She continued as she spoke about Veere Di Wedding being different from her previous movies Aisha and Khoobsurat, Sonam said, “Veere… is very different from Aisha. It has been eight years since that film happened. Then, there was Khoobsurat as well. Veere… is not just about one girl. There are four girls in the film. It’s about coming-of-age of women at large. In Aisha, it was just me as the lead. Over here, there are four leads.”