5 Films with Sonam Kapoor as Women who take their Careers Seriously

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I Hate Luv Storys (2010)

Streaming on Netflix

Sonam Kapoor plays Simran Pahuja in this classic story — the boy doesn’t believe in love, while the girl is romance personified. If you thought this meant she’d be just another dreamy Hindi film heroine, think again. Simran is an art director who makes the sets for the very films she loves. It is refreshing to see how much she genuinely loves her job

Khoobsurat (2014)

Streaming on Netflix

Sonam Kapoor as Mili is the 40th physiotherapist enlisted to treat Shekhar. Her quirky methods prove effective against the king’s stubborn tantrums. Mili may come across as scatter-brained, but make no mistake, she is good at her job. She even stands up to the formidable matriarch played by Ratna Pathak Shah

Neerja (2016)

Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar

Arguably Sonam Kapoor’s best performance to date, Neerja is the story of the heroic flight attendant who lost her life helping passengers escape after the plane was hijacked by terrorists.

Veere Di Wedding (2018)

Streaming on Zee5

While the role is not particularly well-written and the lawyering leaves a lot to be desired, Avni is a welcome change from the usual heroines of Hindi commercial cinema.

The Zoya Factor (2019)

Streaming on Netflix

As empowering as it is to see women thriving in the workplace, it is also rather relatable (and reassuring) to see someone slip up and not be 100% efficient at their job, but pick herself up after making mistakes.

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