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Behind the camera experience helps, says Sonam Kapoor

Behind the camera experience helps, says Sonam Kapoor
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She started as an assistant director on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali\'s `Black’ in 2005 and then ventured into the world of acting with the filmmaker\'s romantic drama `Saawariya’. Actress Sonam Kapoor says her behind-the-camera experience helps her in understanding the concept of filmmaking better.

She started as an assistant director on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's `Black’ in 2005 and then ventured into the world of acting with the filmmaker's romantic drama `Saawariya’. Actress Sonam Kapoor says her behind-the-camera experience helps her in understanding the concept of filmmaking better.

Asked if her behind-the-camera experience has helped her, Sonam said "Yes, of course it helps being an assistant director, understanding the patterns, cameras, lights. That helps a lot, especially. The process of filmmaking is not making a play where it's about the actor. "It is a collaboration. It's about everybody else also."

The 32-year-old actress says the experience helped her for the film `Neerja’, for which she even earned a special mention at the National Film Award. "It helped me especially with 'Neerja' actually... You have to know your cameras, angles, you need to have a fantastic memory. I still remember doing 45-minutes of dialogues and action was tough," she said.

Sonam is currently busy filming R. Balki's upcoming film `Padman’ opposite Akshay Kumar. She will also be seen in the film `Veere Di Wedding’ which also features Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhasker.

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