"Sonam always says that she doesn't want to be a decorative element in a film. She wants a substantial role and to get that, she has rejected many film offers.
"Being a father I am proud of this attitude of hers. I know in the long run it will help her evolve as a good actress and will make her base strong," Anil told PTI.
The Slumdog Millionnaire star, who is the brand ambassador for NGO Plan India, was in the capital to announce the first ever International Day for the Girl Child, to be celebrated tomorrow.
"Being an actor and having spent almost four decades in showbiz, it's my responsibility to associate myself with causes which I feel strongly for.
"My life is ruled by three women - my two daughters and wife. Women are superior to men in every field and I feel they should be worshipped. I always had more female friends than male ones," he said.
The day will be celebrated by illuminating four monuments in Delhi and Hyderabad in pink.
Having begun his career in 1979 with Umesh Mehra's Hamare Tumhare, Anil has been a part of many female-oriented films like Lamhe and Beta.