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Sonam Kapoor impresses the governor of Victoria

Sonam Kapoor won the Best Actress Award for Neerja at IFFM. She was invited for a special lunch by the governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau.

bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2016 18:41 IST
Pooja Sharma
Sonam Kapoor
Being a strong supporter of women’s empowerment, the governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau, had heard great things about Sonam Kapoor and her strong views on gender issues.

Sonam Kapoor (left) attended the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on August 12. Her much-acclaimed film Neerja was screened at the Australian festival. Sonam also received the Best Actress award for her performance. Apart from being honoured at the event, she was invited for a special lunch by the governor of Victoria (a state in Australia) — Linda Dessau. She is the first woman to hold the office.

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A source close to the actor says, “Sonam met Dessau before attending the awards ceremony. Being a strong supporter of women’s empowerment, the governor had heard great things about Sonam and her strong views on gender issues.”

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Sonam couldn’t be reached for a comment.