Sonam Kapoor is gearing up for her next film, Veere Di Wedding, which stars an all female ensemble cast. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania in the lead. The actress is currently on a promotional spree, when she was asked how does it feel being part of a film that doesn’t feature an A-list hero. The actress then spoke to Bombay Times at great length about this and said , “Like ‘Neerja’ (2016) and more recently ‘Raazi’ (a co-production between Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions), hopefully ‘Veere…’ too will do well and we won’t have to talk about this anymore. We won’t have to discuss the sex of the lead cast. Unfortunately, it is a point of discussion today because of the way things have been.” Also Read - Basu Chatterjee's Death: Amitabh Bachchan, Anurag Basu, Anil Kapoor Condole Legendary Filmmaker’s Demise
Speaking about the same, she pointed out that A-list actresses like Katrina Kaif , Kalki Koechlin and Preity Zinta, back in the day, have starred in an all male ensemble cast film like Zindagi Milegi Dobara (2011) and Dil Chahta Hai (2001) respectively but none of the A-list heroes have done good female oriented films like Raazi, Neerja, Raanjhanaa, Khoobsurat or now even Veere Di Wedding. “No one said yes. I don’t think men have the confidence to do that.” Also Read - Taimur Ali Khan Has Saif Ali Khan’s Back And This Cute Pic Shared by Kareena Proves it All
Sonam believes that fewer actors after her father, Anil Kapoor, have agreed to act in female oriented films with that kind of “grace and dignity.” Sonam said, “My father did films like ‘Beta’ (1992) with Madhuri Dixit and ‘Laadla’ (1994) with Sridevi, but I haven’t seen anyone do that. He’s a different kind of person. He raised me to be a feminist. When I came into the industry, I was shocked with the way things were. I was raised very differently. My parents never made me believe that I was any different from my brother Harshvardhan Kapoor). When I came here, I saw we were not paid the same amount as the hero, and not given the same kind of rooms as the leading man. People had that ‘Woh hero hai’ mentality. In the 11 years that I have been around, things have changed, yet there is a lot of change that needs to happen.” Veere Di Wedding is slated to release on June 1. Stay tuned to this space for more updates Also Read - Swara Bhasker Reflects on The Famous 'Vibrator Scene' From Veere Di Wedding, Says She Knew What She Was 'Unleashing'