I refuse to take my dad’s help to make mark in Bollywood: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor are a model father-daughter duo. They are loving and caring towards each other and also have a close and friendly bond. In a tete-a-tete with Hindustan Times, Anil and Sonam spoke about many topics close to their hearts.
When Sonam was asked why it took time for her to make her mark in Bollywood, she said, “You get certain endorsements or films or get to work with certain people only if there is a certain value to you. I am smart enough to understand that. Also, there is this mentality where everyone wants to root for the underdog, which is fine. I can’t resent that. I come from a place of privelege. People think, ‘She got it easily. So we need to make things tougher for her.’ But no one knows my struggle. For instance, I refuse to take my dad’s help. I have never put a pity story out there to get people to root for me. When you come from a place of honesty, no one can pull you down. I don’t feed negative stories to the press. I make sure that I am always ethical and correct about what I do. Eventually you can’t demand respect but earn it.”
Dad Anil added, “People say that I am making films for my daughter, but that isn’t the case. All the films have happened very organically, I am never biased. I have always got great feedback from industry people and the media about Sonam. It was not out of emotion. I used to tell her as well, but she would say, ‘You are saying this because you are my father.’If she was not good, directors like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra or Sanjay Leela Bhansali would not have cast her.”