MUMBAI — She has won accolades for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the biopic “Neerja” earlier this year. Actress Sonam Kapoor, daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, opened up about what it’s like to be a star kid while talking to actress Tara Sharma in “The Tara Sharma Show,” a statement read.
When asked about what it was like being the daughter of an actor in terms of privileges and perks when she entered the industry, Sonam Kapoor said: “My father cut me off when I was 18... He said you want to become an adult, become an adult.
“I had to take responsibility and I did... and it is one of the best things anybody has ever done for me. You know he said that I never want to make a decision for you. I can tell you what is right or what is wrong, but, at the end, you have to make your own decision.”
The actress, who had her share of setbacks in the industry — be it with “Saawariya” or “Mausam,” also shares that she loves her father for making this firm decision.
She said: “I love it, because I can attribute a lot to my father... but every decision that I made in my career, every misstep and every triumph has all been my own.”
You know, I can't remember which movie I was shooting that year, but I do remember @kapoor.sunita murderous look when I walked in late for your Birthday party! I tried to make up for it by carrying you around in my arms all night, trying to prove to Sunita (and to myself) that I was an attentive father! I was so afraid of upsetting you until it struck me that you hadn't even realized that I'd been missing for most of the evening! You've always had a way of making everything better ☺️ Happy Birthday Beta! @sonamkapoor
The “The Tara Sharma Show” episode of the fourth season featuring Sonam Kapoor will air on Star World and Star World HD July 24.
About her career, the “Khoobsurat” star said that even though she aspired to be like her father, she never really wanted to be an actor initially.
She also mentioned how she would like to start a family someday, but isn’t looking to settle down any time soon.