Recently in an interview, Sonam Kapoor opens up about being pigeon-holed, among other things, and believing in her self-worth, even when millions of trolls on the internet try to tell her otherwise.
On people trying to put you down
“You might call me a ‘bimbo’, a ‘naachne wali’, but you know what, I’m a terribly self-assured woman. I have a strong sense of self and I don’t need you to tell me who I am. I would not have the balls to do what I do, wear what I wear or say what I say, if I didn’t have self-worth,” writes the 31-year-old leading lady.
On speaking up when it matters
The actress went on to talk about how she always makes her voice heard when she feels strongly about something.
“The truth is, in public life, we do end up being role models. I have 10 million followers on Twitter and even if 10% of those are trolls, that’s still nine million people that I feel accountable to. I owe them an opinion, a peek into my mind, and that’s why I speak up. It is important to take sides and I do so without fear. Not taking a position is cowardice.”
On beauty and intellect not being mutually exclusive
Chances are, majority of us have at some point wished we were more attractive. But that raises the age-old question: are beautiful women not taken seriously?
“People think we don’t have brains because we dress up and look beautiful. Thankfully, I’m comfortable under my skin and in my head,” says Sonam.