Sonam Kapoor REVEALS how 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' and 'Neerja' changed her – Sonam believes Neerja and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) taught her many things
Sonam believes Neerja and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) taught her many things…
Last few years have seen Sonam Kapoor’s career graph propelled with the success of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) and her breakthrough film, Neerja. Have the past two years been special for her? She told a tabloid, “I don’t know. I would like to believe that something special happened to me every year.”
She feels that Neerja and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP) taught her many things, giving her clarity about certain choices in life, and resulted in changes to her lifestyle and value system. “For instance, earlier, there were certain things that I would always be on the fence about, thinking, ‘should I do it or not, or should I be like this or that’. But at some point, life gets to you, and then, you don’t know what is right and wrong,” she said.
Kapoor admits that one can lose their sense of self-preservation. “Sometimes, you lose that with age, and with the way the industry and the world functions generally. So, the reason I took up Neerja was because she had so much courage and lacked [any sense of] self-preservation. At one point, I remember I used to be like, 'I need to become more diplomatic and play the game (of the industry)'," she says.
She gives credit to PRDP and Neerja for changing things in a big way. “After these two films, I was like, 'no, I need to go back to being the kind of person I was, and stand up for what I believed in, no matter the consequences'. So, that reaffirming of belief was a reward in itself. I am satisfied being myself. And still, if awards come my way, that’s great. Who doesn’t like getting an award (laughs)?" she said adding that the two films have given her a lot materially in terms of fame, success and appreciation, “But what it has done for me as a human being is more rewarding than any award that I could ever get.”