By Ninder Kaur


She is well known in the film industry, her father is Anil Kapoor and she has starred alongside some of the biggest names in Bollywood.

Bollywood superstar Sonam Kapoor talks to Asian Style Magazine in preparation for her latest Diwali release Prem Ratan Dhay Payo starring alongside Salman Khan._MG_6783


There are a lot of expectations for the film- are you at all nervous?

 I am not nervous because I am pretty sure that we have made an amazing film. I am just really excited for people to watch it. I hope they love the film as much as I loved making it.


What makes this movie so special to all the others you have been involved in?

Every film that I have done has been special. I don’t treat them as step children. This movie is just as special or even more special just because it is my film right now. Also, the fact that I am working with Director Sooraj Barjatya and Salman Khan makes it a lot more special. I have a brilliant role in the film. To say it is more special that my other films that would be really unfair to say.


With it being a Diwali film release are you hoping to strike gold at the box office?

 I don’t actually think about that. I try to do that best that I can with the character and the role I have been given. I hope people love the film. If it is film that has been made honestly and people can connect with it, then it will do well and for me that is the most important. I honestly don’t sign films thinking that it is going to strike gold. That’s a really mercenary way of making movies and looking at art.

How was it playing a princess?

 It was amazing to play a real life princess. It was a dream come true. I was a Disney princess and now I am a real life princess, so it is a good situation to constantly play a princess of one or the other, I really like it.

Sonam Kapoor stars alongside Salman Khan
Sonam Kapoor stars alongside Salman Khan

How easy was it to romance with Salman?

 It was amazing. How difficult is it to romance with the best looking and most successful and hottest guy in the industry? It was amazing.

Did he offer any good advice?

Just to work hard, take care of myself and be honest is the best advice that he has given me.


Your father is well known in the industry does his relationship with people in the industry, good or bad, ever impact on you and your relationship with them?

I think that eventually, if you are good at your job or successful at what you do then people will work with you. But sometimes people have a hard time understanding. I think it is an advantage and a disadvantage but its about how you take it. I think everybody has advantages and disadvantages of who they are and where they come from, you just need to look at the positive side of things.


 Would you like to share screen space with your dad sometime soon?

Of course I would, but not right now.


Who do you look up to in the film industry?

 Of course it has got to be my Dad. He is my ultimate inspiration. He is such a great role model.


You have won so many awards in the past for your contribution to film. How important are awards to you?

 I think it is great to be recognised for the work that you are doing and I would love to win more.


 You are known for your great style, how would you describe your style?

It is just a reflection of who I am.


Do you think that the Bollywood film industry should explore different stories?

They should be open to doing all kinds of films with all types of story lines.


The film’s soundtrack has received a massive response. Can you tell us what is your favourite track is and why?

 My favourite track is ‘Jalte Diya’. I love it because it is such a romantic track and it sounds romantic. It’s just so beautiful to listen to.


What is the most important message in the film?

It’s all about togetherness and family values. That’s the most important message you can take away from the film.


 Why should people watch the film?

It’s just a really good, happy, positive and lovely film. There is no reason not to watch it.


Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is an upcoming Indian family drama film, which has been written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya and produced by Rajshri Production.

The film stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles, with Neil Nitin Mukesh, Armaan Kohli and Swara Bhaskar in supporting roles.

Salman Khan will be seen playing a double role. He will play a role of an ideal king who is loved and worshipped by subjects as the character of Prince Vijay and the second role of Prem- a commoner.

Sonam Kapoor will play a role of princess. Armaan Kohli will play a negative role. Neil Nitin Mukesh will play a role of vengeful prince and step-brother.

The film is slated for release on 12th November.