New Delhi, Jun 15: Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor appeared with co-actor Dhanush at the promotional meet for their forthcoming movie Raanjhanaa here on Friday.
Sonam Kapoor said she has never tried to cash in on the success of her father Anil Kapoor but rather wants to focus on creating her own identity in the film industry.
Sonam made her debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Saawariya' in 2007 opposite Ranbir Kapoor. The film flopped at the box office.
I n 2010, her father and sister Rhea produced a film 'Aisha' starring her.
Sonam Kapoor actress maintains that she is close to her father but does not want to use his fame as a stepping stone.
"He has worked so hard all his life to be Anil Kapoor. I don't want to use that for myself because that is all his. I don't want to use that as a stepping stone for myself. He deserves more than that. Suppose I don't do well, I don't want my life to reflect on his life," Sonam said.
"He has his own journey and I don't want to take that away from him. My dad gets very upset as I don't take too many pictures with him or do films or take money from him. He is like 'why am I earning, it is all for you people'.He is proud of me that I am doing well on my own," she said.
Sonam is happy to have made a place in the industry as a fashionista.
"People see me as Anil Kapoor's daughter but they also see me as a fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor who says all the wrong things.I have really worked to have my own separate identity. I have done it because of my dad," Sonam said.
Her films post 'Saawariya' like 'Delhi 6', 'Aisha' 'Thank You' and 'Mausam' failed to click with audience except 'I Hate Love Storys'.
"I did introspect about my career. I realised I wasn't comfortable playing these characters as I thought I wasn't convincing or good enough to play them.
Watch the pics of Sonam Kapoor with co-actor Dhanush in Raanjhanaa: