Tom Cruise was my first crush: Sonam Kapoor

Added by harini on Dec 08, 2011

Sonam Kapoor, who met her idol Tom Cruise during Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol premiere, said that Tom Cruise was her first crush.

“Of course, after Titanic (1996) my heart belonged to Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio) but I remember Tom and Brad Pitt in ‘Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles’ (1994). Two hot hunky vampires, long before Robert Pattinson and Twilight came on the scene… It was the stuff of teenage wet dreams,” she said to a leading daily.

Sonam Kapoor, who looked dazzling on the Red Carpet, admitted that a lot of effort goes into making her look stunning, where as Tom Cruise and her Dad was naturally beautiful.

“But Tom is naturally beautiful even at 50-something. The Goras (foreigners) are equally impressed with dad (Anil Kapoor) but being his daughter I can’t say that,” she laughed.

“He praised me a lot to dad. I blushed and giggled like a schoolgirl. I’ve never been good at handling compliments,” she said adding that she behaved like a complete idiot in front of Tom Cruise.

The actress revealed that though Tom Cruise plays the main lead in the film, her father, Anil Kapoor, plays a crucial role in it.

“Sure, Tom is playing the lead while dad only has a cameo but an important one like Judi Dench’s in Shakespeare In Love (1998) that won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor,” she said.

“With dad, nothing surprises me. He’s more energetic than me and has always been an over-achiever. After Slumdog Millionaire (2008), the west has taken to him in a big way and now he’s bought the remake rights to the TV series 24 to remake it in Hindi,” she added.

The actress, who is gearing up for the release of her movie ‘Players’, said that she is glad that Viacom 18 officially bought the rights of “Italian Job’ movie.

“It’s about ethics and directors, Abbas-Mustan have taken the basic premise and Indianised it. Every twist has a new twist,” she said.

When asked if she would like to work in Hollywood, the actress said that she would love it and wouldn’t mind auditioning for the role.

“I do it even here,” she reasoned.

“But while in India, it would take me a couple of hours to dash off to one; out there it would mean a four-six month break. I hope I can do that some day but not right away. Besides, luck and destiny have a big hand in shaping such turnarounds. I call it the kismet (fate) connection,” she concluded.

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