So much so, that she playfully refuses to give the interview. After some relaxation (and a lot of coaxing), Sonam sits down to talk. That’s when the fun takes over. Aided by an air of familiarity in her voice, there’s a mix of straightforwardness as well as mischief in her replies.
I’m not at all insecure and I think that’s the only thing that’s scary about me. I like to take risks and the only thing I’m insecure about is the fear of starting to feel that I’m really good at what I’m doing. The day I act like I know everything will be the day I’d stop working. On an everyday basis, I think I have a long way to go not only as an actress but also as a person.
The fashionista vs the actress
My position as a fashionista helps a lot. Otherwise, people wouldn’t be writing about me, when my films didn’t do well. I don’t believe my acting career clashes with my profile as a fashion enthusiast. As long as others are writing about my acting and clothes -- not some random bad stuff -- I’m perfectly fine. Besides, nobody can be more critical about me than me.
Apart from my parents, the names that inspire me in my field are Nutan, Waheeda Rehman, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett. What sets them apart from the rest is the choices they made with unconventional roles when it came to their films. Their ethics and hard work did the trick for them. I hope to do at least five per cent of what they managed to do -- and are still doing. Jane Fonda, Helen Mirren and Julianne Moore are the most incredible actresses I’ve met from Hollywood.
Single, not ready to mingle
I’m glad being single and not in a relationship. Moreover, I don’t see myself getting into a relationship anytime soon. What I need right now is a long holiday. And once I am done with the promotions of my upcoming biopic, I’m going to take at least a three-month long holiday and I’ll make sure nobody disturbs me. I’ve been working constantly for a long time now and I deserve a break (smiles).