Mumbai, March 15:
Carefree actress Sonam Kapoor has come to learn that she needs to be “careful” with her words in an industry where statements can be “twisted and distorted”.
Sonam’s father Anil Kapoor had recently said that Sonam’s bikini shot would get “Bewakoofiyan” a good opening.
Refuting this, the actress said: “My father never said that. All that I said at a press meet was that my father feels the film would get a good opening. That statement found itself bonding with the bikini in the newspaper headlines.
“I’ve realized I have to be very careful in what I say. I speak my heart out. Such honesty is not appreciated in the film industry. Instead, it is twisted and distorted. A lot of what I say is lost in translation.”
Actresses often credit the decision of wearing a bikini on screen to the “demand of the script” or the director, but Sonam Kapoor says it was her own decision to flaunt the two-piece garment in her forthcoming film “Bewakoofiyaan”. And she wasn’t tense about it.
“It wasn’t the producer Aditya Chopra or the director Nupur Asthana’s idea that I wear a bikini. In fact, the director suggested a one-piece bathing costume. But I thought a bikini was fine,” said the saucy actress.
It’s no big deal, she feels.
“If you see the trailer, there are two young people going for swim. It’s perfectly natural for the girl to be in a bikini. It’s not Halle Berry in a James Bond film or Bipasha Basu in ‘Dhoom’ making a splash.
“The bikini blends naturally into the scene. And I am very happy to be wearing one. Having a female director around helped. But I wasn’t really tense about wearing a bikini,” she said.