Charm of romance

Sonam Kapoor would any day go for handwritten love letters – never mind if she belongs to the tech- savvy generation. The young actress, who takes failures in her stride, feels pure romance has disappeared not only from movies but also from real life.

The 26-year-old believes her latest film, ‘Mausam’, will help rediscover the old world charm of romance.

“Pure romance is lost somewhere and that’s why we are trying to get that back. I know people will connect to it because someone like me, who lives in this generation, wonders why there aren’t more romantic films,” Sonam said in an interview.

After playing an uptown girl in ‘Aisha’, she will etch the role of a traditional Kashmiri girl who falls in love with a Punjabi boy, played by Shahid Kapoor in ‘Mausam’ directed by Pankaj Kapoor.

“I think in this world where there is terror, political unrest, corruption and even nature is going against us – everything seems to be going wrong. I think there is one thing that is positive and that is love, it’s the only thing that can change people,” she added.

Through Sonam and Shahid’s character, the essence of romance that perhaps dates back to the 1960s or 1970s era is recreated – the film shows how they meet and fall in love and how social, political situations play villain and separate the lovers.

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