Not comfortable being over sexy on the red carpet: Sonam

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2016 20:41 IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor says she does not try to wear anything “revealing” when she is walking the red carpet. (AP)

Her red carpet appearances have always been the talk of the town and actor Sonam Kapoor says that she makes it a point to not to wear anything too revealing. “I am not very comfortable being over sexy on the red carpet. I don’t want to have a wardrobe malfunction. I am a conservative dresser. That’s how I have always been,” she says.

In fact she admits that Ram Madhvani, the director of her film Neerja, said that she wears her clothes like armour. “I believe that,” she says, adding, “Every morning, I wake up and ask myself what I am thinking and that’s what is projected with my clothes. Clothes are art. I remember Zoya Akhtar told me that you are like a walking-talking art machine. That’s the best compliment I have ever got. Art is supposed to make you feel and be expressive and I think I do that through clothes.”

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Although her appearances in this year’s Cannes Film festival have been appreciated, there have been some ensembles, earlier, which received mixed responses too. The actor says that none of this has bothered her. “I really don’t care. If I care of what people thought, I would not have been dressing the way I have been for the last 8-9 years in the industry. I wear whatever I want to wear. I have always dressed for myself and what makes me happy and makes me feel beautiful. I have confidence in what I wear. Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn,” she says.

The actor attended the amfAR Gala this year and wants to bring a version of it to India too. “It was incredible. It has been happening since so many years. It’s great that we go there and people spend a lot of money for the auction. I hope we can do something like that for hunger and poverty in India too. I would like to do something like that here,” she says.

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