Popularly known for speaking her mind out publicly, Sonam Kapoor stirred a controversy recently when asked about whether she would like to work with Shah Rukh Khan in the near future. Speaking to a popular magazine, the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actress said, “I don’t think Shah Rukh Khan wants to work with me. There have been so many opportunities where I could have worked with him but he… I wanted to work with him and I reached out to him as well. But I never got the opportunity. I guess it’ll happen whenever he feels like working with me.”
After which when quizzed about the quote she gave by a leading daily, the 31-year-old actress said she didn’t say it like that. Sonam even added that the leading hero takes the call in the casting of the film. When Shraddha Kapoor was asked about the same, she refused it. Talking about it, Sonam added, “I have known Shraddha since we were kids. She is my age and we have grown up together. So I think she is reacting to a statement that has been misquoted.”
When the Neerja actor was asked about the real reason behind her statement, she replied, “Somebody asked me if I would like to work with SRK, and I said, ‘Of course, I would love to work with him when he wants to.’ I have just not had the opportunity. He is in a unique position, where he takes the calls (about the female leads he wants to work with)”.
She continued, “Yes, a lot of calls are taken by directors and I only work with those directors who take that call. So, all I said was that I will work with him when he wants to, and whenever there is a role and an opportunity. But whatever I said was misinterpreted.”
She also added that she had a conversation with King Khan himself about it. “Even Mr. Khan called me up and asked if the statement was true. And I said, ‘No, it’s not. I didn’t say it like that. You have known me for many years and it is not what it is.’ Since film-making is a collaborative effort, I will work with him when the director, actor, the rest of the cast and everyone else is in consensus about working with me. Till now, I have not had that chance. That’s all I said,” she concluded.
Sonam Kapoor will be seen next in her sister, Rhea Kapoor’s production Veerey Di Wedding which is termed as a Bollywood chick flick also featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and the newcomer Shikha Talsania.