Neerja: Sonam Kapoor still needs to improve a lot, says dad Anil

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 22, 2016 14:41 IST
Sonam Kapoor poses with dad Anil. (VIDYA SUBRAMANIAN/HT)

Sonam Kapoor has floored everyone with her performance in her latest release, Neerja, dad Anil Kapoor, however, believes she still needs to “improve” a lot. "One might be best actor or actress in the world but he/she has to keep on learning, same goes for Sonam. No matter how much praise she gets for her performance and whatever anyone says, she still has to improve more and more,” Anil said at the red carpet of Zee Cine Awards.

The proud father posted a picture on Instagram on Monday afternoon and wrote, “#Neerja: India’s bravest daughter. @sonamkapoor the artist who portrayed #Neerja. Me: the proudest father ever!”

#Neerja: India's bravest daughter. @sonamkapoor the artist who portrayed #Neerja. Me: the proudest father ever!

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Based on the life of air hostess Neerja Bhanot who was shot dead by terrorists while saving lives of passengers onboard hijacked the PanAm Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on September 5 (1986), Neerja traces the life of the braveheart who is also the first civillian to be honoured with Ashok Chakra.

Read: Neerja review

Talking about the family’s reaction to Neerja , Anil said, “There is a kind of emotional reaction in the entire family. We feel that this film somewhere is blessed by Neeja herself. Whatever good is happening with the film is all because of her.”
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The actor has been very supportive of his daughters Sonam and Rhea. (Vidya Subramanian/HT)

“An actor is always a student. Acting is a vast learning like an ocean. You can never absorb it completely. An actor always needs to keep learning, and make an effort to do better every time,” Anil added.

Read: Six serious life lessons Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja gives us


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