Guwahati: It’s Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s birthday on June 9 and the actor has turned 36 this year. She has been a part of the movie industry since 2007 as she made her debut with ‘Saawariya’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
In nearly 14 years of her career, Sonam has been a part of a few hit films namely ‘Raanjhanaa’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Pad Man’, ‘Veere Di Wedding’, ‘Sanju’ to name a few.
On her birthday, we catalog some of her movies that we think she has proved herself to be an actor
Aisha Kapoor (Sonam Kapoor) is the quintessential uptown girl from super-rich South Delhi. She’s smart, sassy and intelligent and spends her time with usual cosmo concerns: animal rights, art exhibitions, weekend getaways, polo matches, shopaholic sprees. But more than all this, her pet obsession seems to be matchmaking.
Years have gone by and we’re still crooning to Masakali and Sasural Genda Phool and that should tell you all you need to know about this film. The movie speaks about Purani Delhi and portrays the grey colours of the capital. Sonam Kapoor plays the character of Bitto whose dream is to become a famous singer but due to orthodox thinking, she was tried to force into marriage.
In this film, Sonam was paired with the dishy Fawad Khan in what came to be the perfect modern fairytale. Kapoor plays her right, without letting the effort show, and that’s what works for the part, and for her. Khubsoorat’ is bubblegum-y and air-headed and good-natured, and its biggest strength is that it keeps it consistent, becoming one of those films that over-delivers precisely because it under-promises.
A story well worth telling, this is Sonam Kapoor’s best performance to date. The film is set on September 5, 1986, when the ill-fated Pan Am Flight 73 takes off from then-Bombay. Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor), flying as chief purser for the first time, is readying for her morning flight while four terrorists affiliated to Palestine’s Abu Nidal Organisation are offering their last prayer in Lyari, Karachi. (Lyari is still one of the most dreaded places in the South Asia region.
Veere Di Wedding
Who doesn’t want to see Sonam share the frame with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania? The movie is all about four friends and marriage. All the four-character outshine each other and gives a perfect blend, to begin with feminism and other dilemmas.