Sonam Kapoor: Anil Kapoor wants to direct me

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Apr 1 2014, 03:22am hrs
SonamAnil Kapoor thinks I need to work harder and do better work, says Sonam Kapoor. PTI
Actress Sonam Kapoor says her father, noted actor Anil Kapoor, is proud of her achievements but wants her to do better work and has even expressed his desire to direct her.

"He thinks I need to work harder and do better work. He is proud of me, but he keeps telling me to focus and work hard and not to space out in between (take break) as this is the time to work out. I am trying to do that," Sonam Kapoor said in an interview here.

Despite success and creating her own identity, she is proud and happy to be known has Anil Kapoor's daughter.

"I am very happy being known as Anil Kapoor's daughter.

It makes me feel very proud, he is an amazing dad. I don't want him to be known by my name...I don't think that is ever going to happen," the actress said. Anil liked Sonam in 'Raanjhanaa', 'Aisha' and her upcoming film 'Khubsoorat', a remake of Rekha's 1980 hit film.

"The best compliment I got from him was after he watched 'Khubsoorat' and told me why I don't let him direct me...he found me really good in the film," she said.

The shooting of 'Khubsoorat' is already over but the makers are yet to announce an official release date.

Sonam Kapoor, a brand ambassador for L'Oreal Paris, came together with its other ambassadors Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to celebrate India's women achievers at the third edition of the L'Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards which was held recently.

Fifteen women were felicitated for their exemplary work in various fields from art, sports, education, etc.