Sonam Kapoor has been receiving lots of adulation for her performance in Padman. However, Sonam’s on screen presence in the film was shorter. Talking about the same, Sonam said to a leading Indian daily,  “There was more to that relationship than what was shown. It was edited out to make the film shorter. At the end of the day, if we were able to say what we wanted to say, I think it’s okay.”

She added, “They couldn’t remove the last few bits so they did what they could to keep it short.”

Talking about her industry friends’ reactions over her performance, she said, “Once your film releases, colleagues from within the film industry message you and share their feedback. What touched me the most, in this case, was that my contemporaries texted me. That’s not something that happens generally. But my final validation comes from my director. And Balki was very happy with it. So I am happy.”

Sonam has four films lined up this year. She is currently occupied with the shooting of Shelly Dhar’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. She will also be seen in a smaller role in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dutt biopic. Talking about the length of her role, she said, “I don’t think anybody should even look at it that way. It’s very easy for me to play Aisha, or Mili in Khoobsurat. But to play Bittu in Delhi 6 or Pari in Padman, is what I find challenging. If you are a good actor, you’ll make an impact no matter what the length of the role is. You cannot be insecure about such things and constantly kill yourself over screen time. That’ll make you suffer. You got to be confident about the value you bring to the film as well as be conscious of what the film is contributing to the society at large.”