Content Is King; Writers Should Get Their Due: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor on Friday said that good literature and content are the backbone of films and writers should be given their proper due. The actor, who is the brand ambassador of the Jio MAMI festival’s ‘Word to Screen’ initiative further expressed that she believes there is more fun in adapting a good book to screen as there is a familiarity with the characters besides ample scope to interpret and imagine.

Sonam was a head-turner at the event, dressed in a bright blue dress from Georgian designer Keti Chkhikvadze’s collection. The actress was seen sporting soft curls, which is a part of her look for the upcoming flick ‘The Zoya Factor’.

The National Award winning actor cited the example of her 2010 release Aisha (based on Jane Austen’s popular novel ‘Emma’) and her upcoming film ‘The Zoya Factor’ (based on Anuja Chauhan’s novel) and stated that she has always been receptive towards the cinematic translation of good books and literary pieces. Sonam went on to add that she along with her sister Rhea Kapoor, have bought the rights to two books – Battle for Bittora and Govinda, which they are planning to adapt into movies.

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The ‘Neerja’ star further revealed that one of her childhood aspirations was to become a librarian as she thought it was the best way to be surrounded by books all the time. Being someone who staunchly believes that words are mightier than sword, Sonam said that content is the real king and writers are the real rockstars as they play a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of a film. However, they are not given their due credit because they work behind the scenes and are less in the public eye.

On the work front, Sonam Kapoor has started shooting for ‘The Zoya Factor’ with South actor Dulquer Salman. She will be next seen in ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’ where she features alongside father Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla. The movie is slated to release on February 1, 2019.

Also Read: Sonam Kapoor And Dulquer Salmaan To Start Shooting For ‘The Zoya Factor’



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