Direction is my first love: Sonam Kapoor

Actor plans to go behind the camera in the future.

Ians July 20, 2013
Sonam Kapoor’s inclination towards directing movies is blooming. PHOTO: FILE


Sonam Kapoor, the 28-year-old actor who made her debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, has a deep passion to direct movies.

In 2005, Kapoor facilitated Bhansali in the direction of the box office hit, Black.

“Yes, my first dream was to be a director. I love reading, I love movies, and stories. It’s because of that I always wanted to direct,” Kapoor told reporters during a group interview.

The actor lately has attained immense success after the release of her movies, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Anand L Rai’s, Raanjhanaa which portray Kapoor’s excellent acting skills.

Kapoor plans to go behind the camera in upcoming years and make a mark in the direction scene as well.

“You get attached to the fame and glamour and I am attached to it. I won’t lie about it. That was my first love, but then acting came as a mistress,” added the actor, who has been in the Indian film industry for the past six years.

“Yes, I will direct films in future, but right now I want to focus on acting. It’s too early to talk about direction right now,” she said.

Daughter of actor and producer Anil Kapoor and grand-daughter of Surinder Kapoor, Kapoor draws her roots from a prominent film household.

In a short span of time, she has been part of films such as I Hate Luv Storys and Aisha which brought a lot of fame to the growing artist.

Maybe in the days to come, Kapoor might make Rhea, her sister, produce movies for her. “And if nothing else, at the risk of sounding extremely spoilt, I have my sister [Rhea who produced Aisha] make movies for me.” According to, Rhea is producing Khoobsurat which is a re-make starring Kapoor.

The elegant scarlet has a won a number of awards including the “Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow”. Not only that, she has been nominated in various award categories over the years also. 

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2013.

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