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‘I have come this far on my own’

Even though she has a famous father, Shraddha Kapoor says her journey in Bollywood hasn’t been entirely free of hurdles.

bollywood Updated: Apr 15, 2016 00:39 IST
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“I’m proud to be my father’s daughter. He’s fantastic, and is so talented. But, I have had my own journey. I have come this far on my own, with the love and support of my parents,” says Shraddha Kapoor.
“I’m proud to be my father’s daughter. He’s fantastic, and is so talented. But, I have had my own journey. I have come this far on my own, with the love and support of my parents,” says Shraddha Kapoor. (Prasad Naik)

Many people feel that Shraddha Kapoor has had it easy in Bollywood, as she is veteran actor Shakti Kapoor’s daughter. But the 27-year-old feels otherwise. “I’m proud to be my father’s daughter. He’s fantastic, and is so talented. But, I have had my own journey. I have come this far on my own, with the love and support of my parents. I had to give auditions and find my way through it all. That’s something I will always know in my heart,” says Shraddha.

Even though she made her debut in 2010 with Teen Patti, Shraddha shot to fame in 2013, with her hit film, Aashiqui 2. Since then, there has been no looking back for the young actor, who went on to star in several successful films like Ek Villain (2014), Haider (2014) and ABCD 2 (2015).

“All of my characters have been relatable. I’ve not taken any conscious decision to break any image. I only want to be part of good films that people want to watch. That’s the most important thing. I also wish to do something different,” says Shraddha, who will next be seen opposite Tiger Shroff in Baaghi. “In this film, I got a chance to shoot for some action sequences. Also, this is the first film in which I have been part of a quintessential Bollywood song-and-dance routine,” she adds.

The actor also reveals that she had a great time working with childhood friend Tiger. “It was fantastic. But after working on this film, I feel we know each other better now. Tiger is a wonderful person, and everybody who meets him will tell you that. I have been more than comfortable in his company,” she says.

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On the personal front, Shraddha says that she isn’t bothered by what’s written about her on social media or in the papers. “I have been so caught up with my movies that there has been no time to get affected by or to think about anything else. I have a very clear funda about some things in my life,” she says, adding, “My closest friends and family members know me inside out. I enjoy films, and it’s been my childhood dream to be part of this industry. This is all that matters to me. But I can understand why, at times, being in the industry can become a little claustrophobic for some people. There is a lot of pressure to be a certain way. But now, I just want to focus on my work.”

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