Sonam Kapoor gets candid about her paunch, her patch-ups and the changing times in Bollywood
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You haven't really shown skin or done intimate scenes on screen. When do we get to see a bolder you?
When I have a better body... I have the body of a normal girl but I don't have ripped abs. I have a little bit of paunch, little extra flesh on my arms and legs.
I don't have the body for a bikini. Eventually whenever I want to work that hard on my body instead of my acting, I will. People want me to stay innocent in a lot of ways. A director said, 'you are the only actress who doesn't look jaded'.
You patched up with Abhay...
I am not going to pretend as if nothing went wrong between us. I got upset about what he said. He wasn't happy with the script. I think he was upset with the production also. If he wasn't a good actor I wouldn't be working with him again. If he said something about my dad or the production, that reflects badly on him, not me.
Is Ranbir next in line?
It's not in my hands. There have been no issues between us for me to extend an olive branch. I have always been civil and good with Ranbir.
Has the times changed for better for heroines?
It's degraded. Do you see women-oriented films like Mother India, Bandini, Sujata, and Guide being made today? In the last one-year we saw films like Aisha, Fashion, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture.
Do you feel the need to be more diplomatic at times?
I have always spoken my mind. I have never said anything mean unless someone attacked me. Obviously, I am not a Gandhian. You can state your opinion without stepping on another's toe, which I am foolish enough to do once in a while.
You are known more as a fashion icon than an actress...
People love me as an actor, that's why some of the biggest directors are offering me movies. I'd rather be known as a fashion icon than someone who is very easy, or someone who sleeps around or someone who has too many boyfriends.
Your dad said other actresses are jealous of you.
My dad can say that. I can't. That will be really immodest (Smiles). Honestly, I have known girls who say 'I wear simple clothes' and the next thing you know is that they are flaunting designer clothes. That's hypocrisy.
He also said you turned down Hollywood films!
I don't like talking about films I am not doing.