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Sonam Kapoor: I love Pakistan and my films do very well there

Sonam Kapoor

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Hania Tahir
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Despite of all the differences between the two countries, the actors working in the film and drama industry never fail to show their love for their neighboring countries. Sonam Kapoor has shown her love for Pakistan. Although she is a true Indian from heart yet she has said that she loves Pakistan with great affection. She says that she always got great response from her fans in Pakistan and her films worked really well there. She said that in response to the news that tells us about her upcoming movie being banned in Pakistan. She is surprised that the censor board has banned her movie without even watching it. She was worried about the ban and hopes the distributors have been spoken to.

Sonam Kapoor is a Bollywood actress born to the famous actor Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor. She was born in Mumbai and has two other siblings. She got her early education from Arya Vidya Mandir School in Juhu. For her pre-university education, she went to United World College of South East Asia in Singapore where she studied arts and theatre. She also took courses in economics and political sciences through correspondence. She studied acting alongside famous actors and cited their work which was an inspiration for her. Sonam Kapoor has appeared in media from an early age as she belonged to a prominent actor’s family. She is one of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood and is face to many brands. She also actively takes part in charity work. She collaborated with Ogaan Cancer Foundation and increases awareness to breast cancer. The actress is the brand ambassador for the Elle Breast Cancer Campaign.

The 30-year-old actress started her acting career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. Though the movie proved to be a major critical and commercial failure, it did not put a stop to the actress’ career. She appeared in movies and gradually made financial success. She has played different roles in her movies from 2007 to date.

Do you know: Sonam Kapoor worked as assistant director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2005 during the shoot of ‘Black’. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sonam’s latest movie is ‘Neerja’, which is based on a true story of the flight that got hijacked on Karachi airport back in 1986. The movie depicts the brave-heart flight attendant Neerja Bhanot who saved many lives during the hijack of the Pan Am flight 73. Neerja Bhanot was awarded with Tamgha-e-Insaniyat for her act of valor. The astonishment of Sonam Kapoor on the ban of the movie was perhaps because of the award. According to her, the banned movie is based on the story of the woman who was awarded for her kindness to the Pakistani people.

Pakistan has reportedly banned the movie because it is showing the country in bad light, which of course is not acceptable. Moreover, Pakistan’s respective ministry annulled the certificate to import the film after initial clearance due to which it was banned without even a review. In the past, movies on Indo-Pak theme have been banned as well because of the anti-pak content they contained.

Sonam Kapoor was really disappointed at the ban of her upcoming ‘Neerja’ and has expressed her affection for Pakistan. She has half-Pakistani best friends too and she is in a state of shock after what Pakistan has done regarding her movie. However, she has high hopes for her movie and hopes that her movie will be showcased everywhere. Well we wish Sonam Kapoor best of luck for her movie and hope that her love for Pakistan will also continue in future.

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