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Q&A: Sonam Kapoor talks about Disney’s ‘Khoobsurat’

Check out a Q&A of Sonam Kapoor about Khoobsurat, which releases in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014 through Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company.

Rekha played your role in the original Khoobsurat, did you find any inspiration from her?
People are drawing comparisons, obviously, but I can never be as good as her, and this is not just about Rekhaji. Meena Kumari, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn … they were all icons and I am inspired by all of them. I am also inspired by other women who are artists. I am inspired by clothes that I find beautiful, or by art. I am not trying to imitate or ape someone and there is more to me than just the clothes. My paintings, for instance. I love art. I collect books. I do so many things and there are so many other facets to my personality as well. But I guess I can’t really carry my paintings or my books around with me, so it’s my clothes that become the talking point.”

Sonam in Disneyland

Will Rekha watch the film?
Rekha is close to our family. She has seen Aisha. So we will be showing Rekha this film. In fact, she will be one of the first people to see it. She has given me her blessing.

Do you think you will be as good as Rekha?
I don’t think I can do justice to what Rekha has done. This film is an ode to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s filmmaking. There are very few films that have been wholesome entertainers and have great value. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films appealed to all, as they were fun films with a message. Today, such films are made by Raju Hirani. It is a huge responsibility but it was exciting to work on this film.


How did you manage to sign Fawad Khan as your prince?
We auditioned a lot of actors for the film and thought he would be right for the role. He’s big in India as well. I don’t know anyone who watches TV and doesn’t know Fawad. In fact, he has a bigger fan following than me. We were shooting for a TV show recently, and there were girls taking pictures of his van even when he hadn’t stepped out. And it [the decision to cast him] has got nothing to do with being an Indian or a Pakistani; an artiste is an artiste. He is the perfect hero. In our industry, we have so many boys, but what we don’t have is men. When you meet Fawad, you realise he is a man.

Did you feel like you had other responsibilities, other than acting, as this is your home production?
When I take on a job as an actor, I only concentrate on doing that, otherwise there is a conflict. You have to just do your best with what you have got. So, it’s just the matter of taking each day, enjoying my work, and saying that I will be a selfish actor who will do my best for the film.

Sonam in Disneyland

For you, what do you want the audience to take away from this film?
In line with the idea of the film, which is to be happy and positive. This movie shows that life, and movies by extension, don’t have to be dreary and dark. They can be colourful and cheerful.

 

Sonam Kapoor Shows the Royals How to Loosen up in ‘Abhi Toh Party’

The new track from Khoobsurat, ‘Abhi Toh Party’ will surely have you on the dance floor. The song is sung by the new Rapster of Bollywood, Badshah, who sung the chartbuster ‘Saturday, Saturday’ from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

In a never-before-seen persona, Sonam Kapoor looks relaxed and at ease in her ensemble of a cropped top, jacket and dhoti pants, finishing her look with ornate, chunky jewellery.

The song is set in a formal party, where a bored-looking Dr Mili Chakravarty (Sonam Kapoor) livens up the party with her sensational dance-moves. What’s more, she even includes some of her own superstar father’s (Anil Kapoor) iconic and inimitable dance steps.  

Khoobsurat releases in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014 through Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company.

Khoobsurat - PosterSynopsis: Walt Disney Pictures and Anil Kapoor Film Company is all set to have its fairytale beginning, as it launches into the magical realm of Indian cinema with its Bollywood offering – ‘Khoobsurat’ – releasing on 19th September 2014.

Khoobsurat, directed by Shashanka Ghosh (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II, Mumbai Cutting), is a family entertainer which revolves around a royal misfit (the sensational Sonam Kapoor) who ultimately falls in love with her prince charming(latest Pakistani hearthrob, Fawad Khan).

Khoobsurat is a quirky, modern romantic comedy about what happens when a vibrant, hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her – and is engaged to someone else. It is a battle of values between two individually crazy families — one that encourages discipline and self-restraint versus the other, which is all for spontaneity and open-mindedness. The film also features veteran actors Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Husain.

Disney to co-produce Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Khoobsurat’

Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea have joined hands with Walt Disney Studios to co-produce Khoobsurat, a remake of the 1980 Rekha starrer “Khubsoorat”.

Sonam Kapoor will be seen playing the happy-go-lucky girl, essayed by Rekha with elan in the earlier Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed family entertainer.

Her character Mili is vivacious and is responsible for turning the lives of a royal family upside down. It also stars Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Amir Raza Hussain.

“A delightful film, I believe that Khoobsurat will be entertainment with a heart. We are also looking forward to working with Anil Kapoor Film Company on this lovely film,” Rucha Pathak, senior creative director – Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

The film is directed by writer and popular ad-film director Shashank Ghosh.

“Disney always stood for wholesome and heart warming entertainment and we look forward to creating that with this film as well. Shashank’s take on the film is unexpected, colourful and fun everything you find in your favourite Disney movie!” said Rhea, who is also Sonam’s younger sister.

The film’s shooting has already started in Bikaner, Rajasthan and it will hit UK cinemas in mid-2014.