Actor Sonam Kapoor lives out of a suitcase, courtesy of her back and forth to London and Delhi, but she admits that “Mumbai will always be home,” for her. “I am a girl from Bombay, that will never change. My accent is always a typical Bombay accent. Because of my pregnancy, I didn’t leave my house and I realize saare road khod diye hai (laughs). Hopefully it’s for the best,” she joked, referring to her recent tweet decrying construction work in the city.
Sonam, who was attending an event in town on Tuesday, had paparazzi waiting for her outside the property to click her photos. Although Sonam is extremely comfortable with the papz, she is wary of the privacy of her child, Vayu. She requested the Indian papz not to click his picture and she reveals that they did. “They don’t take pictures. The Indian paparazzi are not like that (invasion of privacy). If you ask them not to do something, they won’t. I’ve never had a bad experience with the Indian media or paparazzi. If I told them I didn’t want pictures taken of him, they wouldn’t take them,” Kapoor explains. Citing her mother Sunita Kapoor – who has always shied away from the limelight – as an example, Sonam further solidifies her statement: are not taken. So I know that the Indian media won’t cover him until I don’t allow it.”
Speaking of the baby, Sonam admits that motherhood has made her more responsible. “You become more responsible as a person (after motherhood). You spend your time only where it is needed and for what is important. Your time actually belongs to someone else. My time is mainly for my son and husband. I love my job and that will also be an equal priority. Now your timings change. Frivolous things aren’t as important as you thought they were,” she explains. Ask her to name one frivolous thing from her list and she’s quick to reply, “Scrolling Instagram (laughs).”
While talking about work, she also admits that she doesn’t “know what’s going on” in the industry. With the barrage of negativity facing the Hindi film industry, Sonam, 37, “thinks it’s important to support each other”. “Every industry works like this. You also have to respect your competition. There is room for everyone. And don’t forget that social media isn’t real.