Sonam bonds with Sha­bana

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Ac­tor Sonam Kapoor (above; right), who is ac­tor Anil Kapoor’s daugh­ter, was brought up among the Bol­ly­wood celebri­ties. And she says that it is ex­cit­ing to work with peo­ple who have seen her grow up. A case in point is vet­eran ac­tor

Sha­bana Azmi (above; left). Sonam, 30, has been shoot­ing with Sha­bana, 64, for her up­com­ing film, a biopic on airhost­ess Neerja Bhanot, who died sav­ing pas­sen­gers in a ter­ror­ist at­tack on board in 1986. “She plays my mother in the film and it wasn’t dif­fi­cult for us to de­velop the bond. She has seen me grow up, she has seen me when I was a kid in a chaddi (laughs),” she says.

In fact, Sha­bana called up Sonam’s dad to praise her. “Most ac­tors get sur­prised when they see me act, be­cause for them, I am still Anil’s kid. When she saw me act, she was re­ally glad. She called up dad and said, ‘Sonam has grown up and she acts!’ That was re­ally sweet of her,” says the Raan­jhanaa ac­tor.

And Sonam, who is also gear­ing up for her next re­lease in which she stars along­side ac­tor Sal­man Khan, says that it was “su­per-fun” to work with Sha­bana. “She is one the sweet­est per­sons to work with. And she is a great hu­man be­ing too. I got to learn so much from her. And she does play my on­screen mother, but on the sets too, she was mother-like. It’s great to work with peo­ple who have known me since child­hood,” she says.

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