New Delhi, Feb. 24 -- Actor Sonam Kapoor seems to be on a mission to change how the society and film industry perceive women. "I try to be as responsible as I can be, while entertaining the audience. I realise that what I say, or project myself as, impacts a lot of fans and followers. A lot of films tend to project women in stupid light and are degrading. I try and make responsible choices," she says.
She does acknowledge, however, that the industry is changing. "Yes, it is changing. But if it's not, I'll bl**dy change it! I'll sign the right films. All of us, Deepika (Padukone), Sonakshi (Sinha) and I have the duty to take up films that can change perceptions."
The 28-year-old actor, who has done films like Saawariya and Thank You, confesses, "In the beginning of my career, I may have not made a few responsible choices, but I was barely 20 then, just starting out. Now, I want to be a better actor with every film. I don't want to be the biggest superstar, but I want my work to go down in posterity. I want to be a better person, friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I want to be good at my job. I work hard for my career's longevity."
Sonam, who will now be seen in Bewkoofiyan, alongside actor Ayushman Khurrana, says, "My upcoming film is about recession and how it impacts peoples' lives."