Sonam Kapoor gets blessings from Papa Anil Kapoor for KHUBSOORAT

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Things are bright for the Kapoor household, what with 2013 turning out to be an eventful year for the entire family. After being a part of the 100 crore hit (RACE 2), Anil Kapoor was critically acclaimed for his part of a cop in yet another success SHOOTOUT AT WADALA. Now with ’24’ resulting in his successful television debut, Anil Kapoor is indeed on a high.


Ditto for Sonam who, after a series of disappointments, is back in the thick of things with RAANJHANAA followed by BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG, with the latter also bringing her into the 100 crore club.

With his daughter seeing some good appreciation coming her way en route commercial successes, one would have expected Anil Kapoor to be flying high. However he is keeping his emotions under check.
“I don’t get too excited easily. Aisa toh hota rehta hai industry mein. Jab aapki picture chal jaati hai toh tareef ho jaati hai. Kabhi kisi doosre ki picture ke saath aisa hota hai toh media usse limelight mein le aati hai . You can’t base your emotions over what is written or spoken about you. This is what I tell Sonam as well,” says Anil Kapoor, a veteran of over 100 films who has been in the industry for 35 years now.

For someone who was seeing his daughter’s career pretty up, close and personal, isn’t he elated that Sonam is getting the kind of recognition that was much due for her? “Well, you guys are saying it now, I knew it all along,” smiles Anil Kapoor, “In this industry, luck plays a very big part in shaping up someone’s journey. If someone says good, I feel happy. When that doesn’t happen, even then I smile because I know how much goes into the background and how things can change at the last minute. The idea is to be sensible than worry too much about external forces.”

Now that Sonam is all set to begin work on the KHUBSOORAT remake, the only advice that she is getting from her Papa dear is to work hard.

“That’s a given,” says Anil Kapoor, “Other than that blessings of parents plays a very big part in shaping up your destiny as well. That would always be there for Sonam.”

Produced by Rhea Kapoor, KHUBSOORAT would be directed by Shashanka Ghosh. It is all set to go on floors on 15th November.

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