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Comparison with Rekha was inevitable: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

By HT

New Delhi, Oct. 16 -- Happy-go-lucky and unapologetically candid, actor Sonam Kapoor has never shied away from criticism. Her last release, Khoobsurat, might have done lukewarm business at the box office, with many drawing comparisons between her and the film's original lead, the vivacious Rekha from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 1980 film of the same name.

Sonam, however, says that it was no surprise that people drew such parallels.

"Of course, people who've seen the film before will draw comparisons ... it's inevitable, and it's fine. I mean, I'm never going be as good as her. I knew people would say that Rekha was much better because she was definitely much better than I can ever do. Even if I became the best that I could ever be, she'll still be better," says the 28-year-old, not bogged by criticisms or comparisons that the audience drew.

"I'm an eternal optimist and have always believed in fairy tales," adds Sonam, who played the role of a free-spirited physiotherapist, who ends up falling in love with a prim-and-proper prince, played by Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.