After playing an uptown girl in "Aisha", she
will etch the role of a traditional Kashmiri girl who falls
in love with a Punjabi boy, played by Shahid Kapoor in "Mausam"
directed by Pankaj Kapoor.
"I think in this world where there is terror, political
unrest, corruption and even nature is going against us -
everything seems to be going wrong. I think there is one
thing that is positive and that is love, it's the only thing
that can change people," she added.
Through Sonam and Shahid's character, the essence of romance
that perhaps dates back to the 1960s or 1970s era is recreated
-- the film shows how they meet and fall in love and how
social, political situations play villain and separate the
Set for a Sep 16 release, the film is made in a time when
youngsters are hooked to mobile phones and prefer expressing
themselves through SMS or social networking sites like Facebook
and Twitter. But in "Mausam", Sonam and Shahid
express their feelings through handwritten love letters.
Sonam, who has also done films like "Delhi 6",
"I Hate Luv Storys" and "Thank You",
feels writing one's feelings on a piece of paper is the
most "charming" and "personal" way of
"Today people express their feelings on mails and
SMSs. Although technology is cool, it is so impersonal.
Even though we are connected to each and everyone, we are
so distant at the same time; there is so much dichotomy.
It is so superficial."
"I find it really charming where people can connect
on a personal level with you through a handwritten paper.
I feel that the bond that gets formed is not only personal,
it also gets deeper. Obviously that connect is missing today,"
added the 25-year-old.
Sonam has had her share of heartbreaks when her films have
failed to create magic at the box office, but the actress
"I don't consider things as good and bad. It's about
working hard and hoping for the best. If things do not happen
for the best, may be it is karma or destiny or it is something
that you deserve," she said.
"I am not bitter about anything. Everybody says you
are always so happy and cheerful; this is because I am not
affected by what is happening around me. All I want to do
is to work. I never fear failure because if you don't fail
you will never know the secret of success," she added.
However, Sonam admits she still has a "lot of inhibitions
about doing certain kind of films, but then I feel I am
an actor and should be able to do anything and everything.
I am slowly overcoming my inhibitions. It'll take time but
I know I can".