"No One Knew Why I was Going to London So Often, Now they Do": Sonam Kapoor on Life After Marriage

"No One Knew Why I was Going to London So Often, Now they Do": Sonam Kapoor on Life After Marriage

Sonam Kapoor's life is one big celebration at the moment. She takes time off to talk about her plans and doing the balancing act after marriage
"No One Knew Why I was Going to London So Often, Now they Do": Sonam Kapoor on Life After Marriage

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Sonam Kapoor’s life is one big celebration at the moment. After the much talked-about wedding with her long-standing devoted  boyfriend Anand Ahuja, Sonam plunged into the  promotion  of  her  new film Veere Di Wedding. On top of it all her brother Harshvardhan’s film is also releasing.Taking time off for this interview Sonam speaks her heart out

Sonam, it’s been quite a month for you?

Oh yes! The wedding and then  immediately afterwards the  promotion of Veere Di Wedding and now my brother’s film Bhavesh Joshi  Super Hero  is  also releasing on the same day.

So how different does it feel to be married?

No different at all. Anand and I were engaged for  a year before we were married.And before that we were seeing each other for a while. I was sure he was the one for a  very long time. Marriage was just a formality. I am lucky to have married my best friend.Much before the marriage we knew well enough to know  what we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.

There are  conflicting reports  about where you will now be residing. Is it true you are moving to  London?

I was spending a good part of my time in London  anyway, even before my marriage. No one  knew why I was  going there so  often. Now they know(laughs).

Anand has business in  London?

He has  business in London and Delhi, And  Delhi is also my sasural now. So I’ll be dividing my time among the  three cities Mumbai, Delhi and London.

Hectic times ahead?

At  the moment it seems like madness, there is  the promotion of Veere Di Wedding that’s  keeping me on my toes. There were lots of  unsavoury comments and trolls on  your adding your husband’s surname to your nam… Not that  it is anyone’s business… It is fine if  I am questioned about something legitimate. It is good to open up a healthy debate. My decision to take up my husband’s surname wasn’t an overnight one. I had been  thinking about it for some  time now. And  it made sense to me. And if you notice Anand too has  incorporated  my name into his. As long as  we both know  what we’re doing standing up to the questioning is  not a problem.

Are  you going to cut down  on the volume of  your work after marriage?

Should we even be  talking about this in this day and age? Did you ask Shahid Kapoor the same question after his marriage?

I wouldn’t ask Shahid Kapoor anything. But my question is  a practical  one about time management since marriage  brings an additional slew of  social commitments?

That’s true. But as far as  my work is  concerned nothing changes. I  never took on  too much work. In fact I am now working more than before. This  year I’ve already  had one release Padman.I’ve another one  now  Veere Di Wedding, following by Sanju(the Sanjay dutt  bio-pic). Then there’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga(with father Anil Kapoor). So it’s four films in a  year. This  is more  work than I’ve done before marriage.

Veere Di Wedding has  very strong language. You are heard using the  Hindi ‘BC’ expletive.Was it hard  for you to say it?

I had never used it in my life. But girls my age  do  speak like that.Did you think it came out sounding normal? My Sanjay Chachu (actor Sanjay Kapoor)  feels it didn’t come out sounding right.I have heard  it being  used around me.

By only the  men around you?

That’s true. But I don’t think  it is  such a big deal  to use that word.There are so many  other issues that are far more important in life..

The  four of your girls in Veere Di Wedding look so comfortable together. I see a genuine friendship there?

There is!  Swara Bhaskara and I were already very close friends before we did Veere Di Wedding. Kareena  is someone I’ve known and admired  for  years. I  didn’t know Shika Talsania until this  film. But her father (actor Tiku Talsania) had worked with my father. And now it’s us working  together. So  there’s a  sense of continuity in  the relationship.

Your Neerja and now Raazi  has proved that the  female hero  is as bankable as  the male. Does that  empower Veere Di Wedding even more?

I suppose  it does. But Raazi had the backing of  two very powerful production houses(Karan Johar and  Junglee Films).Relatively we’re a smaller set-up.

I don’t think you and your sister Rhea and Ekta Kapoor are smaller?

In that case, more  power to us.

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