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USA: Oye! Times readers Get FREE $30 to spend on Amazon, Walmart… So far Sonam Kapoor has never given vent to the comic aspect of her personality. Now for the first time in Nupur Asthana's rom-com produced by Yash Raj Films, she would be attempting comedy.
And it was Sonam's dad Anil Kapoor's friend and colleague Rishi Kapoor who helped Sonam get her comic timing right.
Enthuses the Raanjhanaa girl, "Rishi Uncle is such a fine actor. It's incredible to work with him. I've learnt so much from. My comic timing in the film was taught to me by Rishi Kapoor. I am not allowed to say much about the film. But Nupur Asthana is one of the nicest people I've worked with. Sanjay Bhansali, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Aanand Rai and now Nupur are the directors who have really given me a lot of confidence as an actor. Being a female director Nupur makes me feel very beautiful."
Sonam is currently basking in the fabulous reviews and box office report of Aanand L. Rai's Raanjhanaa.
The actress sounds immensely pleased with the outcome. "The thing is, I never got to do a role and film like Raanjhanaa. This is the first role since Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi 6 where I got a chance to create a character from the working-class. Not that I don't love every character I play. I've come away from every film with something. But I can only be as good as the material offered and my co-stars. My director and co-star in Raanjhanaa are brilliant."
Sonam admits she has been learning acting on the job. "I am not a trained actor. I learnt the basics of acting while doing Saawariya with Mr Sanjay Bhansali. So he was my acting guru. I don't follow any technique. I just flow with my character. That's what I did in Raanjhanaa. I surrendered to my director. It was both exhilarating and terrifying. Because I really didn't know where I was heading."
Sonam admits she loves the image of the fashionista. "I love dressing up. I like to put on beautiful clothes. For me it is important to look my best. Its part of the way I am. But it's also an image, and an image that I hold precious to my heart. I don't make an effort to be considered fashionable. I think a partiality towards tasteful dressing comes naturally to me."