Anil Kapoor says that Sonam Kapoor's portrayal of late air hostess Neerja Bhanot in the biopic titled 'Neerja' made him a proud father.

Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam
Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam

The 59-year-old says that he is happy to see the change of trend in filmmaking.

"There are changes in filmmaking. People are making films on sports personalities and athletes. Even 'Neerja' is based on the life of a girl who was not so popular before the film was released. Now people know her," said Anil.

When IANS asked if the film made him proud, he said: "Very Much."

The 'Dil Dhadakne Do' actor was in the national capital with actor Farhan Akhtar for the announcement of the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. The four-day cinematic celebration will be held in Spain from June 23.

The actor, who has 40 years of experience, is also excited to see his son Harshvardhan making his acting debut with "Mirza Sahiba".

"I am excited to see him on screen. I think he got a great start in the form of director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. They are so committed to craft and cinema so I am sure he is in right hands. The film is releasing on October 7," he said.