Contrary to what people think, I work really hard: Sonam Kapoor – The actress speaks on her film ‘Neerja’ winning the National Film Award and her special mention at the prestegious awards
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She a took a break for an entire year, after the release of Neerja (2016). Sonam Kapoor is back on the sets with three films in her kitty. Her last year’s release Neerja won the National Award for Best Hindi Film and Sonam received a special mention for her career-defining role in the film, and she attended the ceremony in Delhi yesterday.
As per a report on HT Café, when the actress was asked why she didn’t speak at all about her National Award win, Sonam replied, “I am really shy and awkward about these things. I am ecstatic with the Best Hindi Film award and of course, the special mention for me too, but I just can’t take credit for it solely. It’s such a happy occasion and I am elated that our film was recognised for this honour.”
On the hand, her father Anil Kapoor, couldn’t stop gushing about Sonam’s National Award win. How does she feel about that? “He is too sweet. But it’s amazing because I am here with my parents and it’s a matter of great pride. For me receiving the award being Anil Kapoor’s daughter is the biggest joy because I don’t lobby for awards. Funnily, I didn’t feel any pressure or nervousness, I just feel light because this is a huge validation. Contrary to what people think, I work really hard on every project and I do it with a lot of integrity. When a film like this wins an award, it’s reassuring as everyone is part of a competition and the rat race. It’s about putting your head down, being focussed and working at your own pace. I’ve realised that aggression doesn’t work in the long run. It affects you mentally and physically, and eventually burns you out. If you are kind and honest, it should be enough,” Sonam told the daily.