Sonam Kapoor has begun to understand the nuances of movie
business rather well. After witnessing the box office debacle
of her two big-budget movies, Sonam has realised it is wiser
to do small budget films like her forthcoming "I Hate Luv
"I decided let's go the other way. Quite a few seasoned
directors offered me films. When you work with Sanjay Bhansali
('Saawariya') and Rakeysh Mehra ('Delhi 6'), the audience expects
so much from you. Both the films were big budget films,"
Sonam, 25, told IANS in an interview.
"I think films don't fail, budgets fail. For example 'Saawariya'
broke even, but it was neither a hit nor a flop. Had it been
made in say Rs.15 crore or less, it would have been a hit. So
I thought let me try doing films of lesser budget."
After debuting with Bhansali's "Saawariya" (2007)
and then doing another seasoned director Mehra's "Delhi-6",
Sonam had to convince herself to work with first-time director
Punit Malhotra in "I Hate Luv Storys", which also
stars Imran Khan in the male lead.
"When Punit came to me, I thought he is such a good-looking
guy, he should be into acting, why he is directing. When I saw
that he has written the script and dialogue all by himself,
I thought this guy has something in him. When he was speaking
about the characters, he was very specific about what he wants,"