Sonam: 'Shahid and I have become great pals'


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, June 24 -- All is well between Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. At least, that's what Sonam suggests, while she trashes rumours that suggest she and her Mausam co-star are having ego issues.

"Utter rubbish. It's very sad that such things come up about people I've had a great time working with," she says, also hinting at reports suggesting she wasn't happy with director Pankaj Kapur's leisurely shooting schedule. Apparently, she had asked her father Anil Kapoor to sort out the issue with him.

"Not true at all," retorts Sonam. But isn't Mausam running behind schedule? "Since it has been hit by a few mishaps and production issues, besides me falling ill, things have been exaggerated. But it's a special film for me," she says. Full of praise for her co-star, Sonam says, "Shahid is superb. And I say that because he is really hard-working and takes his job very seriously. He is an actor who always gives his 100 per cent."

Interestingly, Sonam is possibly the only co-star that the young male star hasn't been romantically linked to. "Thankfully, we haven't been paired yet. But I don't know how to respond to the question," she laughs, adding that she is very fond of him. "You know, we became great friends during the shooting of Mausam. So whichever girl ends up with him will be very lucky because he is a nice guy."

After wrapping up Mausam and Abbas-Mustan's Players, the star is planning to take a short break from work. Her father's remake of Freaky Friday (2003) is also not scheduled to go on floors in the near future. "We don't even have a script for it yet," she explains.

Once she returns, is she looking to act in a movie with Anil? "Of course, I would love to work with my father, but only if it's a brilliant script. So hopefully, we will get a nice story to work on together. I will be lucky to share screen space with him," says Sonam.