Sonam Kapoor recently is in a happy space after the actor was awarded the Special Mention for her movie Neerja (for playing the role of real-life icon Neerja Bhanot impeccably) at the 64th National Film Awards.
The actor in an interview to a leading daily revealed that she will have her dad Anil Kapoor by her side as her date for the award function which is set to take place in May at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Speaking on who will accompany her to the event, Sonam said, “My dad will accompany me as my date. I remember, for Gandhi My Father, we had to go a day before for the rehearsals and I had gone on stage with him. Dad got the best actor award for Pukar (2000). I remember that we all went as a family to collect that award. If I attend this year, I am obviously taking my family with me. I hope my Neerja director Ram (Madhvani) will be also there. All credit goes to him.”
Further, Sonam confessed that the award came as a huge shock to her and that she did not know what it meant until Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher explained her its importance. “It came as a huge shock to me. I wasn’t expecting it at all. I am still in shock. I just knew Neerja had won. I didn’t know that Special Mention is a full-on award till Shabana aunty (Azmi) and Anupam uncle (Kher) explained how important it was,” Sonam added.
Speaking about rumours of her rivalry with Alia Bhatt over the Best Actress award, she said, “It was really gracious of her [to which me first on Twitter], though I’m sure she laughed at the rumours of a friction between us as much as I did.”