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Anil Kapoor suggested this to Sonam when she joined Bollywood

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 18 May 2017, 18:34:06 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Actress Sonam Kapoor has recently revealed that when she joined the film industry, people told her that the career of an actress ends soon. But, her father Anil Kapoor motivated her to work and to do whatever she loves for the rest of her life.

"He (Anil) is so empowering as a person. He is such a feminist. He has never made me feel that because I am a girl, I am something less," Sonam told PTI.

"When I was 22-23 and had joined the film industry, somebody told me 'why are you going slowly (in your career)'?

"And I told my dad that they're saying that I can only work till I am 30-31 years old, so I should do as much work as I can. He said 'don't think like that. This is your job, you love acting, you should be doing this for the rest of your life'," she says.

The 31-year-old actress lauds her parents for supporting her and her younger sister Rhea's choices.

"He (Anil) has never ever made me feel that 'oh you need to get married, you're a girl, you don't deserve this'," Sonam says.

"When I came in this industry, it was a shock (to me) that people are so sexist, because my father, mother were never that. They never made Rhea and me believe that we are not capable human beings because we are women," she says.

Sonam will be next seen alongside Akshay Kumar in Padman and Veere Di Wedding.

(With PTI Inputs)