MUMBAI — At a special screening of the Punjabi film “Chauthi Koot,” actress Sonam Kapoor shared her interest in doing international films. She said that language should not curb any actor’s enthusiasm.
Kapoor, asked if she would do a Punjabi film, said: “I don’t know the language; I do understand it. I understand Sindhi and Hindi more, but why not? I don’t think, as an actor, a language should curb your enthusiasm.
“If I like the story and if it is Punjabi, Chinese, Hindi, Marathi, Russian, French or any language, I will do it if I like the character.”
While Kapoor’s contemporaries like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are currently doing films in the English language in Hollywood, films in Russian, Chinese or French have not been tried often by Indian actors. The only ones in recent times that can be considered are Sonu Sood and Amyra Dastur working with superstar Jackie Chan in the English-Hindi-Mandarin film “Kung Fu Yoga.”
About “Chauthi Koot,” Kapoor said: “It is a very beautiful film, and I cried profusely watching the film, and, after 40 minutes of the film, my tears didn’t stop. It’s sensitively made and directed beautifully; I am fortunate that I got the opportunity to watch the film. I request people to watch the film in the theaters.
“I have shot numerous films in Punjab, and they have captured the essence of Punjab in the 1980s very beautifully. It is a very moving film.”
Kapoor will be seen next in the film “Veere Di Wedding.”