Bollywood’d fashionista Sonam Kapoor is all set to play a politician in her upcoming film. According to a leading daily, the actress has bagged a role in father Anil Kapoor’s next project. The film is set to be based on author Anuja Chauhan’s quirky book Battle for Bittora.


Playing the strong female lead of the protagonist named Sarojini or Jinni (as in the book), Sonam’s character is a that of a young politician. The story revolves around elections and amidst the political battle, brewing romance of two upcoming politicians contesting against each other is quite an enchanting tale!

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

The film is set to go on the floors this October. While who will play the male lead has not yet been finalized, Imran Khan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Siddharth Roy are being considered for the role. This will be Sonam’s second political act, considering she played a political activist in Raanjhanaa and was lauded for her performance.The actress who herself is an avid reader has previously worked in Aisha which was also a modern interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic Emma.

While we wait for confirmation on the male lead, we would definitely love to see Abhay Deol play Zain Altaf Khan opposite Sonam, their on-screen chemistry surely works for us!

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