Gravitating towards content

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 May 2017 13:48:03

Actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been named for the National Film Award -- Special Mention for Neerja, says the honour is an encouragement for her to do more content-driven movies.

“It feels amazing. I honestly did not expect it,” Sonam told IANS over phone when asked about how she feels about getting the honour.

Asked if a National Award will open more doors for content-driven films for her, Sonam said, “I think I have been doing content-driven films for a couple of years right now, but obviously it (National Award) is an encouragement to doing more of them.”

The 31-year-old actress, who received the award in the national capital on Wednesday, said it is very important for her.

“It is such a a huge validation for doing a film like Neerja, but at the same time it was more important to make a film like Neerja which spoke about human spirit and compassion. A film like Neerja winning an award says that human spirit and human compassion and kindness at the end of the day should be our purpose,” she said.

Sonam will be accompanied with her father and actor Anil Kapoor and mother Sunita for the event.

“My parents are coming with me. I think they are very excited. I am more happy for them and for Ram (director Ram Madhvani) because I think Ram really wanted me to win the award and I think my parents are very proud,” she added.

 Sonam Kapoor’s rumoured beau Anand Ahuja, was at actress’side at the 64th National Film Awards

Apart from the Delhi-based businessman, Sonams parents, actor Anil and Sunita Kapoor were also present.

The actress chose to go traditional for the evening wearing a pastel green saree and heavy jewellery.