The outspoken Sonam Kapoor does not believe in being diplomatic! The diva recently tried to defend her brother Harshvardhan Kapoor on Diljit Dosanjh controversy.
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Harshavardhan Kapoor made the headlines recently because of his comments on Diljit Dosanjh winning the Filmfare Best Debut Award. He lashed out at Filmfare by saying how Diljit can get an award for Udta Punjab when he has already done many Punjabi movies? The newbie also got trolled for it and sister Sonam feels that it was totally unfair. Read what Sonam told a leading daily.
Unfair To Troll Harsh Just Because He Made A Point
"He's not that kind of a person. Harsh is the sweetest, gentlest, kindest soul I've met. And to troll him just because he made a point about the debutant's award is just too unfair. He was speaking out of conviction. And according to me, he was not speaking out of line."
I Am Very Proud Of My Brother
"Just because it didn't do well, doesn't mean all the hard work that has gone into it is nullified. Even my debut film, Saawariya, didn't work at the box office. But I'm very proud of it. And I'm proud of what my brother did in Mirzya.''
Harsh Is One Of Diljit Paaji's Biggest Fans
"Harsh is one of Diljit Paaji's biggest fans. Harsh's objection was on technical not on creative grounds. Our father (Anil Kapoor) has always taught us to be appreciative of other actors' works. We've grown up in an atmosphere where we have constantly heard other actors' work being appreciated. Neither my brother nor I would ever feel resentful of the good work done by our colleagues."
Here's What Harshvardhan Kapoor Had Said
Harshvardhan Kapoor had told a daily, ''Although I picked up two debutant awards earlier, I was really looking forward to winning the black lady. But I guess every awards event has its own parameters. I'll be honest, though. I think a debutant award is meant for someone working on his first film.''
''It shouldn't go to an actor who has worked in several films in another industry or language.For instance, if Leonardo DiCaprio works in a Hindi film, is he making an acting debut? He has already worked in so many Hollywood films.''
Here's How Diljit Dosanjh Reacted
Diljit Dosanjh told PTI, "I am not hurt. I am not sad. I am thankful to Filmfare Awards for the honour that they gave me. I don't think I was deserving enough. It's a big award (and) I think they would have seen something in me and so they gave me the award."
Soon after, Harshvardhan Kapoor took to Twitter to apologise to the actor and wrote, "Love you to sir, have lots of respect for you and your body of work sorry if I said anything that came out wrong."
In return, even Diljit replied by saying, "Nahi Veere Gal Hee Koi Ni Baba Nanak Hameshan Chardi Kala Ch Rakhey Respect.''
All is well that ends well!