Sonam to lend her voice to an animated film

Kickstarting the year with Pad Man, Sonam Kapoor has an interesting line-up of films ahead – from Veere Di Wedding to the screen adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's novel The Zoya Factor and the drama, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, that sees her teaming up with father Anil Kapoor for the first time in her 10-year-long career. Besides facing the camera for these projects, the actor will also go behind the mic – Kapoor, we hear, will lend her voice to an animated feature film.

Revolving around a young girl who fights the society's prejudices to emerge triumphant, the project was initially conceived as an animated series for a leading digital platform. However, the makers eventually decided to turn it into a Hindi film.

A source from the production unit says, "It was pitched to Sonam Kapoor as a web series, but then underwent changes. She was excited about it as it has a strong female character driving the narrative, and liked that it gave the message of girl power. She gave her nod almost instantly. This will require at least 20 days of dubbing and is the first time Sonam will be lending her voice to an animated character."