New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor whose last release ‘Neerja’ got her applauds from every nook and corner revealed that when she was only 18 years old her father cut her off. Sonam, made this revelation at a chat show adding that the actor Anil Kapoor did this to compel her to take charge of her own life. She said he wanted her to take her own decision both in the personal and professional arena.
She added that “every misstep and every triumph” in her journey in the showbiz has been her own.
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 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 taking this firm decision.
“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.”
Sonam, who earned applause for films like “Raanjhanaa” and “Neerja”, opened up about how it is being a star kid while talking to actress Tara Sharma in her “The Tara Sharma Show”, read a statement.
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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 some day, but isn’t looking to settle down any time soon.
With IANS inputs