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Sonam Kapoor To Trolls: 'I Will Always Speak Up'

Sonam Kapoor says, "I'm a terribly self-assured woman. The trolls can be sexist and judgmental but I know I'm smart and capable of expressing an opinion"

  | April 21, 2017 22:18 IST (New Delhi)
Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor was last seen in Neerja (Courtesy: sonamkapoor)

Highlights

  • "Just because I'm an actor, it doesn't mean I can't have an opinion"
  • Sonam got a special mention for her Neerja at National Awards
  • Sonam Kapoor is currently filming Padman
Actress Sonam Kapoor's reply to the trolls became one of the top trends on the Internet today evening. In a recent blog post that she wrote for the Hindustan Times, Sonam Kapoor, asserted that she has the right to speak her mind and express her opinion. She began with, "I'm a terribly self-assured woman. I have a strong sense of self and I don't need you to tell me who I am. The trolls can be sexist and judgmental but I know I'm smart and capable of expressing an opinion. I'm a successful woman, a feminist, a humanist, a national award winner and I say this with a great sense of pride and satisfaction."

Sonam, 31, recently got a special mention for her powerful role in Neerja, that won the National Award for best Hindi feature film.

Sonam, who has expressed her opinion against people fat-shaming Sonakshi Sinha, meat ban and Padmavati controversy, further writes, "I'm an avid reader with a library full of books, I am a consumer of news, an engaged Indian and so very capable of having a discussion on any issue, with anyone. Just because I'm an actor, it doesn't mean I can't have an opinion. I will always speak up."

On Twitter too, Sonam expressed her opinion and wrote:

On the anti-national debate, the actress writes in the column, "I'm a proud Indian. I love my country but for some of you - and you're the bigots, not me - I become 'anti-national' only because I ask questions or choose to be critical. Listen to the national anthem one more time. Recall the line you heard as kids, 'Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Issai...'"

Professionally, Sonam Kapoor is currently filming Padman with Akshay Kumar. Akshay has won the Best Actor National Award for Rustom. She will also be seen in Veere Di Wedding, co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan.
 

 
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