Wednesday March 20, 2019

Inheritance Not About Money, Legacy But Values, Says Sonam Kapoor

The actress said "the actions and values" she observed at home have guided her throughout her career

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Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor (Wikimedia Commons)

Actress Sonam A. Kapoor feels that inheritance is not about money or property, but all about good values. The actress is glad that her parents helped her find her voice, and gave her courage to stand up for herself.

In a feature written for CNN Style, Sonam opened up about how the actions and values instilled in her at home helped her, read a statement from cnn.com.

“The more I think about it, inheritance is not about money or property or legacy. It’s the values you instill in your children. Teach them to do the right thing and to stand up for themselves and others, for the benefit of their future selves and the people around them. Everything else is secondary,” Sonam said.

For Sonam, her parents’ relationship is like a Bollywood movie.

“Anil, an actor, and Sunita, a former model and fashion designer, met in high school, fell in love, and have been happily married for 35 years,” she said.

Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor
Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor. (Wikimedia Commons)

“When we were young, my brother, sister and I would be embarrassed when they called each other ‘baby’ and were affectionate in front of us. But they were best friends and partners, supporting one another’s goals and working together to raise their family, regardless of what society dictated.”

The actress continued: “Watching them, I learned the value of hard work, honesty, tolerance and a strong moral compass, and that what I could accomplish didn’t have to be limited or decided by my gender.”

“Seeing my parents interact as equals, I knew I too could have a voice someday. I felt empowered to stand up for myself,” she added.

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Sonam ventured into filmmaking in 2005 as an assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Black’. She made her acting debut two years later in “Saawariya”. Ever since her debut she has featured in over a dozen films comprising commercially successful ones such as ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

The actress said “the actions and values” she observed at home have guided her throughout her career. (IANS)

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Actor Anil Kapoor Feels Sonam is a Self-made Star

Talking about escaping Bollywood stereotypes, Anil said: "I started my career with 'Woh Saat Din', where I played a role of someone who comes from Patiala to become a music director which was very unconventional at that point in time

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Anil Kapoor. IANS

Actor Anil Kapoor says his daughter and actress Sonam K. Ahuja has worked really hard to achieve everything in her life.

“She has made herself. She has worked hard to become what she is. She is the kind of person who gives a lot of love and affection. And, it comes very naturally to her. She is a very sensitive person,” Anil Kapoor said.

He opened up about his daughter in an episode of “Famously Filmfare Season 2”. The episode will air on Sunday on Colors Infinity, Colors Infinity HD, Voot and Jio, read a statement.

Anil Kapoor is currently seen sharing screen space with Sonam Kapoor in “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, which highlights the complexities of being a homosexual in India. A Fox Star Hindi project, the film also features Rajkummar Rao, Juhi Chawla, Seema Pahwa and Brijendra Kala.

Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor
Anil Kapoor along with daughter Sonam Kapoor. (Wikimedia Commons)

Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, it is co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Fox Star Studios. It opened in India on Friday.

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Talking about escaping Bollywood stereotypes, Anil Kapoor said: “I started my career with ‘Woh Saat Din’, where I played a role of someone who comes from Patiala to become a music director which was very unconventional at that point in time.

“It was totally opposite to what everybody was doing around me. That included the lead actors riding horseback or a motorbike or even playing a guitar. No actor would be launched in the same manner that I was.” (IANS)