People in Bollywood were mean to me: Sonam Kapoor
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People in Bollywood were mean to me: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor did not have it easy when she decided to join Bollywood. Instead of asking dad Anil Kapoor for help, she decided to go by the DIY method. The Dolly ki Doli actor tells us all.

entertainment Updated: Feb 02, 2015 13:35 IST
Sonam Kapoor

It’s usually believed that Bollywood’s star kids have it easier than the others, but actor Sonam Kapoor says otherwise.

“When I joined the film industry, I became very defensive because people were so mean. They were like, ‘She is Anil’s daughter and she will get things very easily’. So I said, ‘I am never going to use my dad for anything’,” says actor Anil Kapoor’s daughter, who forayed into acting with Saawariya (2007).

She says, “I did everything on my own. I called the directors on my own. I never called my dad for help. My dad said to me, ‘I have worked very hard for 50 years so that my children can have a better life. Why aren’t you using it?’ He says, ‘I have done this for you guys, so use it’,” adding, “But I was like, I can do it on my own. But no matter how much I did, people still say it’s because of my dad,” says Sonam, whose brother, Harshvardhan, is also gearing up for his acting debut in Bollywood with filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next.

First Published: Feb 02, 2015 13:22 IST