Jaipur: Dressed in a sharp black pant suit and her hair done up in a style resembling a '50s Hollywood diva, actress Sonam Kapoor was her charming self as she walked through the huge crowd of cheering fans, here on the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
In the city to promote her film 'Dolly Ki Doli' and a part of the festival to launch a book by film critic Anupama Chopra, titled, 'The Front Row: Conversations on Cinema', Kapoor was her usual candid self as she discussed the side-effects of travelling for film-promotions, and the incessant interaction with the media.
Opening the session in her usual, chatty manner, Kapoor looked at the crowd trying to snap photos of her, and said with a twinkle in her eye, "It is so good to see so many lovers of books and literature here!"
As Kapoor discussed topics ranging from film journalists, to perceived behind-the-scenes fun and games on the sets of a film Kapoor observed, "Actually, the travelling and promotion of a film takes almost as much time as the making of one. For 'Dolly Ki Doli' we shot for about 40 days, and we've been promoting the film for about 30."
When the topic of film criticism and journalism cropped up, Kapoor said that "bitchy" gossip still affects her. "I have a ridiculously thin skin. I get upset by such articles and gossip items. Once, after I just entered the industry, I was upset by one such item. My dad explained that it was a part of an actor's life," she said.
When asked about the most "ridiculous" questions she's been asked, Kapoor says (to our surprise), "I hate it when people ask me about my 'fashion statement'! And also about my 'friendship' with Deepika Padukone!"