Beautiful Actress Sonam Kapoor, who has won immense praise from cinema goers for her performance in ‘Neerja’ is said to be overwhelmed with the response to the true-story.
Talking to Bombay Times, Kapoor said, “I am overwhelmed with the reactions to ‘Neerja’. People are reacting to a true story of courage that has been brought alive through a film that has its heart in the right place. It is not as if I have not seen good reviews before, but the ‘Neerja’ experience is unprecedented. Believe me, I did just what I truly believed in, and as a director, Ram, gave me the leeway to do that. I am a director’s actor. Whenever I’ve got good reviews, it’s because the directors have allowed me to soar. Cinema is a director’s medium. As far as I’m concerned, it is not as if I changed what I did earlier. I have put in as much, but at the end of the day, if the director cannot translate it for you, it doesn’t work.”
Talking further about the characters she has portrayed, she told the publication, “When you are a star kid, there is a certain recognition and protection that comes with the first couple of movies. But after that, you are on your own. You need to keep proving yourself over and over again. Like it is said, not much grows under the banyan tree. I was sitting with Dhanush while shooting ‘Raanjhanaa’ and the two of us talked about this. He turned around and told me that a shadow can grow, if you shine bright enough. Six months later, people may forget me as Neerja. I have to constantly keep reinventing myself and that is exactly what I intend to do.”