Sonam Kapoor: I respect Akshay Kumar for doing relevant and content-driven films
Sonam Kapoor says she values the fact that Akshay Kumar is touching upon socially-relevant issues through his movies.
After their inaugural outing in Anees Bazmee’s 2011 film ‘Thank You’, Akshay and Sonam have now collaborated on ‘Padman’.
“This the second time I am working with Akshay and it was a totally different experience. I respect Akshay for doing relevant and content-driven movies. As an actor, he is true to his employment and as a mortal, he is very disciplined,” Sonam said
Padman is directed by filmmaker R Balki.
Padman is based on the life of Tamil Nadu-based social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham,who revolutionized the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkin machine.
Further, Sonam said, she feels fortunate to be working with Balki.
“I feel blessed to be working Balki sir. I am going to miss him after the shoot, he is a positive and crazy person. He doesn’t yell at anybody.”
The Neerja actress has also collaborated with Rajkumar Hirani for the Sanjay Dutt biopic. Without sharing details about her role, Sonam says she gets inspired by working with such eminent filmmakers.
“The kind of films they (Balki and Hirani) have made are amazing. Their passion, honesty and integrity inspire me. I have worked with the best of directors and they have got the best out of me,” she says.