Actor Sonam Kapoor often gives us all an insight into her life and thoughts through social media. Quite active on her Instagram handle, she recently spoke deeply about the two women who inspire her the most in life. In a heartfelt post, Kapoor revealed how she and sister Rhea have been leading AK films and faced their share of roadblocks. Sonam said it's Late Ashok Chakra awardee & flight attendant Neerja Bhanot and late actress Fatma Begum who have inspired her the most.
Sonam wrote, "For those of you who don’t know, at the beginning of my career, I AD’d with a director for almost 5 years. In a space that was largely dominated by men, I got a glimpse of what it means to be a woman in an otherwise man’s world. It is not easy. Later, when I went on to act in films, one such film that hit home was Neerja. I read her story, I read the script, I did my research – Neerja was a badass. She was courageous, she was strong, she was also emotional and sensitive. Looking at these women and reading about them, I cannot help but look up to them."
"Thank you for doing what you did back then so that we can do what we are doing right now. No amount of words can describe the amount of respect I have for you, thank you for being a feminist, thank you for not being afraid, thank you for taking risks, and thank you for establishing a platform for actors like myself to even exist today. Guys, if you don’t know about her, I urge you to look her up, read about her, be inspired. We NEED more women like her! P.S – While curating this, my team and I faced several roadblocks in terms of finding the correct information. If, by any chance, any of you can reach out with more credible sources that can help us in understanding such icons in a better way, do let us know," she continued.
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