Here we share some of the lesser known facts about Sonam Kapoor
She Started Her Career as an Assistant Director
Before making it big as an actress in Bollywood, Sonam was an assistant director. Yes, the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo girl started her career in direction in 2005 where she got be an assistant director to the star director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film Black starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerjee.
It Took 1.5 years for Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Convince Sonam to Act in Films
Sonam Kapoor was not a chick or a fashionista when she started in the industry as an assistant director. She was quite a plumpy kid and was not so keen to act. In fact, she didn’t even consider herself beautiful until Sanjay Leela Bhansali told her that she looks like an Ajanta painting. It took 1.5 years for SLB to convince Sonam to do a film and rest we know is history.
Sonam Lost 35 Kg for Her Debut Film Saawariya
Next, Sonam started working on her weight and in just 1.5 years she lost around 35 kg to star in her very first film Saawariya which released in 2007 along with Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Interestingly, her costar Ranbir Kapoor too was assisting Sanjay for his film Black.
Sonam’s First Job was that of a Waitress
She was a star kid but when the time came and she wanted to supplement her pocket money, she worked as a waitress without worrying much.
She Dumped Her Boyfriend Because He Had Issues with Her Weight
When Sonam’s boyfriend made some blatant comments about her weight, she decided to end the relationship forever. This is before she started acting or came under the limelight.
Sonam Has Vowed Not to Marry an Actor
Though she dated Ranbir Kapoor in the start of her professional career, she has vowed not to marry any person from the industry as she knows that star couples do not get much time to spend with their partner. This is the reason why we do not hear rumours like – “Sonam Kapoor is dating so and so…” unlike other actress.
Sonam Kapoor Loves Reading
Sonam is an avid reader. This is the reason why we see her in book release events. She grew up reading books in her childhood. Her favorite authors were Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew.
Sonam Loves Dancing
Sonam is in love with dancing. It is not just her hobby but her passion. She is trained in classical Indian dance and often looks forward to showcase her dancing talent in all the movies she signs up.
Sonam is Ranveer Singh’s Cousin from Her Maternal Side
We know Ranveer Singh’s bromance with Arjun Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor’s relation with Sonam Kapoor. However, the fact is both Arjun and Ranveer are Sonam’s cousins – Arjun from her paternal side and Ranveer from her maternal side.
Sonam Kapoor Always Take Her Brothers Help particularly Arjun Kapoor
Whenever she was bullied in school or college, Sonam Kapoor always went to Arjun Kapoor for help and he like a typical charged up brother ensured that the bully get his own doze. However, this had after effects too. For instance, one of the boys who Arjun took by his collar turned out to be a National Level Boxer. Sonam and Arjun shares a close bond and stand by each other always.
Here are some of their childhood pictures that Sonam Kapoor Recently Shared –