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Sonam can handle it well: Anil Kapoor


Actor Anil Kapoor has declined to wade into the Twitter debate between daughter Sonam Kapoor and actor Abhay Deol, who had slammed Bollywood actors including his “Aisha” co-star for endorsing fairness creams. “It’s a small thing. I don’t get involved into any matter of my kids. So, let it be between the kids. Sonam will be the right person to speak about this. If there is a crucial matter or anything I will talk about it; don’t involve me into these small things. Sonam can handle these things very well,” Anil told reporters here at an event.

Abhay had criticised Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for featuring in campaigns that promote and sell fairness creams. While the other actors stayed silence, Sonam posted a photo of Esha Deol, Abhay’s cousin, endorsing a fairness cream. She, however, deleted it later. Abhay had simply replied, “Is wrong too. For my views read my post” Along with the photo she wrote, “@AbhayDeol I appreciate and concur with your views and would like to know your thoughts on this as well.”

Sonam has won a special mention for her portrayal of the Neerja Bhanot in the Ram Madhvani-directed movie and at the 64th National Film Awards. Anil, 60, said he is proud of her actress daughter Sonam. “In such a young age and in such a short span she has got this recognition. She is fortunate. Every actor was fabulous in ‘Neerja’ and every department of ‘Neerja’ was excellent. ‘Neerja’ was Sonam and Sonam was Neerja. It’s a great honour as the film got the best Hindi film award and Sonam got a special mention,” Anil said while speaking on the sidelines of the –PTI