Sonam wants to play Waheeda Rehman`s role from `Guide`

Updated: Jan 15, 2012, 18:49 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has expressed her desire to step into the shoes of legendary Waheeda Rehman.

The `Saawariya` actress wants to essay the memorable role of Rosie Marco, played by Waheeda in the 1965 superhit Hindi film, `Guide`.

The film, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda, was based on R K Narayan`s critically acclaimed novel, `The Guide`.

"I have worked with her in `Delhi 6`. She is a fabulous actress. If I had to pick a role from the older films then for me it would be from the film `Guide`. The character of Rosie was not that of a typical heroine...it had a lot of grey shades. I would love to portray (Rosie)," the 26-year-old actor, who made her debut in 2007, said here.

She last evening attended a function where an album of late writer-lyricist Kaifi Azmi, father of veteran actress Shabana Azmi, was launched.

"I like many songs of Azmi sahib. Today?s songs do not have stability (tehrav) and grace (nazaakat). My generation is impatient and the beauty of that time is lost to us,? Sonam maintained.

PTI