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I don't need an image: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor

By HT

New Delhi, Oct. 7 -- Although it's said that the film industry has lost the art of plainspeak, it is one of the many charms of actor Sonam Kapoor. Even if her candid one-liners have landed her in controversies, the effervescent actor feels she doesn't need to change.

"I am not a politician. I don't need an image. I don't need to be politically correct. There's more to an actor ... and I am not afraid of making a fool of myself. That's the first thing you are taught at an acting school - making a fool of yourself," says the 29-year-old.

At the same time, Sonam, who often hits headlines for her bold comments about other actors, feels people should also take things in the right spirit. "A lot of things I say are said in a fun way; people should learn to accept those in the same spirit. We can learn from Hollywood, where actors laugh at each other and themselves. And a lot of things I say attract heavy criticism because I am a female actor saying those things," she says, pointing out to the criticism that she faced after she spoke out about her co-actors on Karan Johar's chat show.

However, she agrees that she needs to be responsible when talking about others. "I have always spoken my mind and have refused to conform to an image. I may not have picked up the right project or said the right things all the time, but I have been honest. Yes, I can be more responsible when I talk about others as what I say can be perceived to have negative connotations," asserts Sonam.