Anil `open-minded` about Sonam`s bikini shot

IANS| Updated: Mar 01, 2014, 14:46 PM IST

Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor`s daring bikini shot in `Bewakoofiyaan` may have raised some eyebrows, but her father Anil Kapoor was unfazed. In fact, he said it would get the film a "good opening".

"He knew about that (the bikini shot)! My dad is an artist and he is very open-minded...actually he was the one who encouraged me to become an actress. He didn`t say anything, he just said the film will get a good opening," Sonam said at a press conference for the film`s promotion here Friday.

The tall actress, who was once on the heavier side on the weighing scale, says she didn`t have to go through much stress and strain to look fit enough for a bikini scene.

"I didn`t have to work hard because I am playing a regular girl in the film. I have a tendency to put on weight but my routine was the same for this film. You will not see me as a movie star in this movie as I am playing a regular girl," she said.

While there has been a lot of talk on whether Sonam has been able to pull off the two-piece garment, she says she always knew about the scene and she was comfortable with it.

"When I signed the film, it was my idea. I was briefed that there is a pool there and I have to wear swimsuit. I said my body is lean, and it is thin on the let`s just show that. If you see the shot...unlike the shots in films like `Dhoom` or `Race`, cameras are not panned on the body.

"It`s a normal shot where I am wearing a swimsuit and jump into the pool," she added.

Directed by Nupur Asthana, `Bewakoofiyaan` also features Ayushmann Khurrana.