- "I've been a tortoise. I think it's about being slow, steady," says Sonam
- Sonam received her first National Award (Special Mention) for Neerja
- Her upcoming films are Padman and Veere Di Wedding
This year, Sonam Kapoor received her first National Award (Special Mention) for Ram Madhvani's Neerja, in which she played the role of flight stewardess Neerja Bhanot, who was killed while trying to rescue passengers in a hijacked flight. Neerja also won a National Award for Best Hindi Film.
Sonam Kapoor, 32, daughter of actor Anil Kapoor and Sunita, has worked in films such as Delhi 6, Raanjhanaa, Khoobsurat, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. She is currently filming Padman with Akshay Kumar. Padman is directed by R Balki. Of working with the Mr Balki, Sonam told IANS, "I have a feeling that I have an amazing connection with Balki, who I have had the privilege to work with in Padman."
"Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are like my parents to me. These people are very evolved and great artistes. To have them as your mentors is a blessing," Sonam added.
(With IANS inputs)