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Proud of my body: Sonam Kapoor lashes out at the media for ‘sexist nonsense’

Actor Sonam Kapoor, who’s always known for her fashion sense, lashed out at the media on Twitter for their “sexist” reportage of a jumpsuit she wore at an event in Mumbai.

bollywood Updated: Mar 04, 2017 16:07 IST
Sonam Kapoor pointed out that she had also commented on several pertinent issues at the event but that had been ignored by the media who couldn’t see beyond her dress.
Sonam Kapoor pointed out that she had also commented on several pertinent issues at the event but that had been ignored by the media who couldn’t see beyond her dress. (AFP)

Actor Sonam Kapoor is known for her quirky and experimental sartorial style. In the past, she has owned up to both hits and misses with grace and humour. However, after some news dailies carried reports and pictures focusing on the black Rasario Atelier black jumpsuit she wore at a recent event in Mumbai, the Neerja actor lashed out at the media on Twitter for their “sexist” reportage.

Retweeting a news report that raised the question if she was comfortable in her “bold black dress”, Kapoor pointed out that she had also commented on several pertinent issues at the event but that had been ignored by the media who couldn’t see beyond her dress. Kapoor’s black jumpsuit has huge ruffle straps with a plunging neckline and oversized armholes, but most of the pictures published have deliberately been taken from side angles.

The actor found support among the Twitterati, including actors Bhumi Pednekar and Sophie Choudhry.

Earlier on Saturday, Kapoor tweeted an Instagram link to her Femina interview where she talks about being molested at 13, sexism in Bollywood, how feminism is misunderstood in the industry, among other things.

In her interview, the actor says, ““I was clear if people couldn’t see beyond my clothes, it was not my problem—it was theirs. If somebody labels you or calls you a tart for what you’re wearing, it’s a reflection on them, not you.”

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