‘I don’t do favours for anybody’

She’s known for always getting it right — fashion, of course — and she’s finally finding her ground as an actor, after hits such as Raanjhanaa and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.


B-Town’s Kapoor prodigy was in town on Friday, looking every bit glamorous, as she threw open the new Tommy Hilfiger store at Elante.

Sporting an outfit from Tommy’s new Fall-Holiday ’13 collection, she says, “I love wearing classic prints, and that’s what this new collection is about — a fresh interpretation of classic looks. It is about getting in touch with traditional prep school roots, with a modern twist in fabric. Besides, it’s always good to look younger in whatever you wear.”

Talking about trends, she says Bollywood still remain the torchbearer of fashion in the country. “Trends are still being set by actors; they have been the nation’s fashion icons since forever — Sadhana cut (the hairstyle) became a rage in the ’60s, Nutan got high-waist trousers in fashion, Sharmila Tagore brought in the era of swimming costumes, Salman Khan got big belt buckles back in fashion.”

“Now, in my film Aisha, my head gear became popular; the same happened with the bandana I carried in Delhi 6,” adds she.

And who according to her has the best fashion sense among actors? “It has to be my dad, because I dress him up. Amongst actresses, besides me, of course, I like Kalki Koechlin’s fashion sense. Basically, I like people who are themselves — those who do not follow fashion trends blindly.”

About daddy Anil Kapoor’s insistence on her being a part of his next series, after 24, she says, “I am not sure yet; it depends on whether or not I like the role I’m offered. I don’t do favours for anybody in the industry.”

So, is she aiming for ‘simple’ roles now, given her choice of roles of late? “Zoya in Raanjhanaa wasn’t a simple girl; the character was quite complex,” says Sonam, who would be seen next in Yash Raj Films’ untitled project with Ayushmann Khurrana and the remake of Rekha’s Khoobsurat.


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