In a recent interview, actor Sonam Kapoor said Dulquer Salmaan, Ayushmaan Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao enjoy success today as they understand the importance of storytelling and are not bothered about playing the lead in a film. She said, "It depends on the person and their confidence level, how they feel about themselves... My father did films like 'Beta', 'Ladla', and 'Mr India', where women had prominent roles and he was a superstar at that time."
She said because she had seen her father being so progressive in his choices and therefore she could not understand why male actors today do not think the same way. She said, "I have been brought up to think it doesn't matter as long as the role is amazing. But there were a few, like Dhanush, Dulquer, Rajkummar and Ayushmann, who I worked with in a couple of films. There are a lot of these men out there and they are all doing better than everybody else right now."
She added, "Because they realised it's not about who's leading the film. It's about the film and what are you trying to say with the film. That's progressive, incredible and these days that's what's working- progressive, content driven cinema."
Sonam was speaking at the trailer launch of her upcoming film, 'The Zoya Factor' co-staring Dulquer. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film is an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's book of the same name. Dulquer plays the role of the captain of the Indian cricket team, while Sonam will be seen as an executive in an advertising company. The film is scheduled to release on September 30, this year.