VIDEO: 'Films based on books don't do justice,' Sonam Kapoor tells audience at SIBF - GulfToday

VIDEO: 'Films based on books don't do justice,' Sonam Kapoor tells audience at SIBF


Sonam Kapoor arrives at Sharjah International Book Fair at Sharjah Expo on Saturday.

Niloufar Saleem, Staff Reporter

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor drew whoops of delight as she walked into the Sharjah book fair on Saturday.

The audience went berserk as Kapoor, clad in a scintillating Western outfit and high-heeled shoes, made her grand entrance, charming one and all at the venue in Expo Centre.

The daughter of a celebrated Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood, Kapoor, stepped into UAE for a quick appearance at the Sharjah Book Fair.

The glam girl-cum-fashion diva-cum actor, who has come a long way since her debut in Saawariya, has carved a name for herself on the silver screen in India.

Gulf Today got the incredible opportunity to interview the youth fashion icon and Bollywood diva.

Sonam Kapoor greets crowd at Sharjah International Book Fair.

Kapoor was such a delight to interact with.

She was polite, kind and tirelessly answered questions. She simultaneously managed to pose for selfies while fans crowded around her to get a glimpse of her.

Kapoor told us how she loves reading books and how she would read her mother's book collections secretly, even as a child.

She was honest enough to mention how she felt films don't do justice to literary originals usually, but there were a few exceptions.

Sonam-1-750x450 Sonam Kapoor at a panel discussion at Sharjah International Book Fair.

We asked her of all the different characters she has played, which one connected with her the most.

She took time to answer but she definitely was pleased to answer the question.

"I loved most characters I played that's why I readily played them in films. But if there is one that stands out to be the closest to how I am, I would say it would be the character of 'Mili' in Khoobsoorat," she said.

And we absolutely agree. Fearless, fun, different and someone who stands out of the crowd as being uniquely loved, the character of 'Mili' would be the one that matches that of the gorgeous diva the most.

Sonam Kapoor has done many films of which Neerja, Khoobsoorat, Mausam, Zoya Factor and Sanju were all big hits.

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