Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has opted to play a lesbian in her forthcoming film, has revealed that she hopes a world without labels. Speaking about the LGBTQI community, the actress said that she is a “huge advocate” of their rights.
Sonam shared her views on the issue while participating in the popular talk show Koffee with Karan, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar.
“I’m a huge advocate for LGBTQI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex). For me, it is one of the most important things that I fight for and I hope for when there are a country and a world without labels,” Sonam said.
“I’m very happy and proud that India has taken a step forward and people can live and love the way they want to love and that’s very important to me. And I think it should be very important to everybody in this world,” added the actress.
Sonam Kapoor joined the chat show with her sister Rhea and brother Harshvardhan which will air on Sunday.
In her upcoming film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, the actress will bring forth a love story of a homosexual couple. The trailer of the film, which released on December 27, has already won a million+ hearts on the internet.
Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, it is co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Fox Star Studios. The film will also feature Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, Abhishek Duhan, Seema Pahwa, and Brijendra Kala in pivotal roles. The film is slated for release on February 1 next year.