Sonam Kapoor has a sense of right and wrong. The actress says that in this industry it is easy to lose a sense of right and wrong, but for her it is important to do the right thing.
In an interview with Bombay Times, the actress said, “I don’t want to blow my own trumpet at all, but for me, you have to have a moral compass. It’s so easy in this industry to lose a sense of right and wrong. For me, it’s so important to do the right thing. It’s so difficult. I face demons every day. I speak to my friends. Do you think I should do this? Do you think I should do that? Sometimes, I feel maybe I should go that way, but automatically it comes to me that that is not who I am. I know I won’t be able to sleep at night. I have this devil sitting in my head, but the good thing is that the devil never wins. And for me, I need to sleep better at night.”
Sonam further said said that she is a headstrong and idealistic person.
“I am headstrong and am too idealistic. I need to know that I have done the right thing, now whether the world perceives it as right or wrong, I don’t know. But if I feel I have done a mistake, I will not brush it under the carpet. When I was in school, I could not make myself cheat. I would rather get a zero than get full marks. But I was also the person who would never complain about my friends who were cheating, as I felt that everyone makes their choices. Who am I to police a person? Even with my colleagues today, I know when certain fake or incorrect articles are coming out. But I would never plant wrong casting stories,” she said.
The “Raanjhanaa” star also said that she will not use her personal life as a way forward to go ahead in life.
“I would not use my personal life as a way forward to go ahead in my life. I do not lie or brown-nose people to go further and I would never step on anyone’s toes to go further. I do not think I do it because I am a good person, I just do it, as I don’t want to do it the other way. It does not make me better or worse than others. It’s just who I am. It’s just that it does not go with my value system and does not go with the principles I have been brought up with. I know that I will disappoint myself and my family if I do something like that. My parents have such a high sense of right and wrong.
“My mom comes from a very middle-class family, where my nana worked for the State Bank of India, but can you imagine, he would not even accept Diwali gifts. My dada also had a very strong sense of right and wrong. It was upto his sons to follow it and I feel amongst the three brothers, my dad is the one person who actually followed my grandfather to the T. I feel in a lot of ways, when you become producers you lose the sense of right and wrong. You have to. You have no choice. But my father has always been a very honest artiste and an idealist. For him, he would work for free to do a good film. My dad has no attachment to money. He has no attachment for power. I think I get that from him. I feel money, in a lot of ways, ruins things. You grow up with a moral system and when you are partners, you join forces which either makes you worse or better. I feel my parents have been great partners for each other. Both my parents got a very good sense of right and wrong from their fathers. And they have put these values in Rhea, Harsh and me. And while Rhea is more practical and sensible than I am, I have no grey areas.
“Even if the person is my worst enemy, I will make sure I don’t harm that person, as at the end of the day, it will not affect that person, but it will go into my karma book. People eventually bounce back from certain things, so even if people are harming me, I feel it will not harm me, it will harm them eventually, and I feel sorry for them. When you become really successful, there is no way to go, but down. You need to keep having the hope of reaching the skies, even if you have reached the trees. For me, the journey is more important. When I know I get 100 percent for an exam, the satisfaction is more, not because I am better than someone else, but because I have worked for it and I need to do it the right way,” Sonam said.
On the movies front, Sonam is gearing up for her forthcoming release “Dolly Ki Doli”, which will hit the screens on January 23. She will also be seen with Salman Khan in “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.