Sonam Kapoor wary of comparisons with Rekha in 'Khoobsurat'

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Sep 5 2014, 20:14pm hrs
Sonam KapoorActress Sonam Kapoor was initially apprehensive to take up the role in 'Khoobsurat' remake.
Actress Sonam Kapoor was initially apprehensive to take up the role in 'Khoobsurat' remake as she did not want to be compared to Rekha, who starred in the original 1980 film.

"I was a little nervous to step into the shoes of Rekhaji. I was doubtful at first because comparisons will be there as Rekhaji had done the film so brilliantly and people will question how I will do it. But after reading the script, I was a bit relaxed. I found the character to be female-driven, it is an author backed role," Sonam said.

"There is not much that I have taken from her character as my role is quite different from the original," she said.

The 29-year-old actress plans to show the film to the veteran actress.

"When I told her about this film (remake of 'Khoobsurat') she gave me her blessings. She is excited about the film. She is a close friend and we show her all our films," Sonam added.

In real life, Sonam says she is more like her character Mili.

"None of my characters in the films that I have done so far are close to me but this one is. 'Khoobsurat' is more like me. Rhea (producer sister) and Shashanka Ghosh (director) very sneakily worked on the role. I was not aware about it till I read the first draft. This is the first time the character was written specifically for me," Sonam said.

"Initially, I was upset as everyone watching the film will think I am very clumsy and crazy. After 'Aisha' people felt I was like that character which was not the case," she said.

Sonam is known for her 'bindaas' attitude and fashionista image more than her film roles but the actress says she won't change herself for anyone.

"I don't think I fit in this industry or anywhere. I wear weird clothes and say weird things. I don't follow the norms. I think one has to be original to stand out... form your own path rather than following someone else's path," she said.