Did 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' to work with Farhan: Sonam Kapoor
Actress Sonam Kapoor says she agreed to do a small part in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' as she is a huge fan of actor-director Farhan Akhtar, who plays the protagonist in the movie
"I did the film because I think Prasoon Joshi wrote the most incredible script that I have ever read. I was crying while I was reading it," Sonam said.
"I don't have a big role in the film; it is really a small role. I wanted to work with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (director), he makes me feel beautiful. I wanted to work with Farhan Akhtar," the 28-year-old actress said.
'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is based on the life legendary athlete Milkha Singh. Sonam revealed that she is a big fan of the multi-talented Farhan, who has displayed his versatility as an actor, director, producer and singer. "When I got the opportunity to work with him, I was more than happy. Even if it's a small chance, to share a small frame with him, even if he does not direct me or works with me again, I can tell everyone I worked with Farhan. I did 20 days of work with him and it was very cool," she said.
Sonam said she was fine with being a small part of a very good film rather than doing a not so good film. The young actress is also elated with the success of her recently released romantic drama 'Raanjhanaa' opposite Dhanush. Directed by Anand L Rai, the film opened in theatres on June 21 and has reportedly done a business of over Rs 31 crore till now.
Sonam said she was quite nervous and scared about 'Raanjhanaa'. But she is happy for everybody involved with the project, be it her co-star Dhanush or director Anand L Rai and others. Sonam said she is happy for not letting any of them down. "I am not saying it has to join a certain Rs 100 crore club or something like that. But it is important for the film to be watched and liked by the people," she said.
"For me it is not about the film becoming the biggest hit ever but about people seeing, appreciating and loving the film. And that is not the criteria of success...it is the love you get from audience," the actress said. Apart from her siblings and cousins, Sonam's father Anil Kapoor is also happy and proud of her success. "It is sweet and emotional," she said.