I want to create my own identity, says Sonam Kapoor

I want to create my own identity, says Sonam Kapoor Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor insists that she has never tried to cash-in on the success of her father Anil Kapoor but rather wants to focus on creating her own identity in the film industry.

Sonam made her debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s `Saawariya` in 2007 opposite Ranbir Kapoor. In 2010, her father and sister Rhea produced a film `Aisha` starring her.

The 28-year-old actress maintains that she is close to her father but does not want to use his fame as a stepping stone.

"He has worked so hard all his life to be Anil Kapoor. I don`t want to use that for myself because that is all his. I don`t want to use that as a stepping stone for myself. He deserves more than that. Suppose I don`t do well, I don`t want my life to reflect on his life," Sonam said.

"He has his own journey and I don`t want to take that away from him. My dad gets very upset as I don`t take too many pictures with him or do films or take money from him. He is like `why am I earning, it is all for you people`. He is proud of me that I am doing well on my own," she said.

Sonam is very fond of her father, who like any regular parent keeps embarrassing her by talking about his daughter`s achievements all the time.

"It is embarrassing that he talks about me all the time. He clicks pictures and shows to everyone that it`s my daughter. It is so embarrassing. I love my dad," Sonam said.

Sonam is happy to have made a place in the industry as a fashionista.

"People see me as Anil Kapoor`s daughter but they also see me as a fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor who says all the wrong things. I have really worked to have my own separate identity. I have done it because of my dad," Sonam said.

Her films post `Saawariya` like `Delhi 6`, `Aisha` `Thank You` and `Mausam` failed to click with audience except `I Hate Love Storys`.

"I did introspect about my career. I realised I wasn`t comfortable playing these characters as I thought I wasn`t convincing or good enough to play them. At that time I took a conscious decision and stopped signing films. I needed to be proud of the films that I do," she said.

Sonam has an interesting range of films lined up for release ? Anand L Rai`s `Ranjhaana`, `Bhaag Milkha Bhaag`, a biopic on legendary sportsman Milkha Singh, where she is paired opposite Farhan Akhtar.

She is also doing a film with YRF opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and also the remake version of `Khubsoorat`.

PTI