Being a star kid comes with its own advantages but the actress says it is a constant struggle to make her own mark while living up to the legacy of her father.
Sonam’s upcoming movie Neerja , all set to release this Friday (February 19), is a biopic of a young flight attendant, who was shot dead by terrorists while trying to save the lives of passengers on a hijacked flight.
The movie aims to inspire youth to be fearless and when asked what’s her biggest fear, Sonam was quoted as saying by Indian Express, “I have a lot of fears but the biggest is not to live up to my father’s name. Everybody reminds me of this every day. I face this fear every day. People say, ‘Oh she is Anil Kapoor’s daughter. Is she?’
“It is heartbreaking but at the same time it gives me strength because I love being my father’s daughter and I don’t want anyone to make me feel like it is a burden. He has worked very hard to give me everything that I want. My father has always worked for the family. That’s my fear,” she said.
Ram Madhavani’s directorial “Neerja” also stars veteran actress Shabana Azmi.