Sonam Kapoor pleasantly surprised us all when she won the National Award for Neerja. Her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot was terrific and moved us all to tears after all! The actress was in Maheshwar, shooting with her co-star and fellow National award winner Akshay Kumar when she got the news. At the time, she didn’t understand well what getting a special mention meant. She told DNA,
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.
On asked who her date would be to the event, she unsurprisingly answered,
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.
How sweet! Can’t wait to see this father-daughter duo grace the red carpet. :)