Pankaj Kapoor’s directorial debut Mausam will be premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and lead actor, Sonam Kapoor, who was at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is all excited about walking the red carpet again at an international gala. “It was different at the French Riviera because I wasthere to promote a brand, L’Oreal. So it was all about make-up, hair and making a fashion statement. But this time, I will be there with my film and the stress levels will be higher,” she admits.
The actor, who’s become a style icon, admits that she hasn’t yet decided what she will be wearing when she unveils her timeless love story. “It can’t be anything formal like a sari, ghagra or even a gown because Toronto is a more casual event. Maybe a dress or a suit, either Indian or western,” she muses.
Sonam, whose Saawariya (2007) and Aisha (2010) wardrobe were much imitated, points out that in Mausam, she will appear in a simpler, more Indian look. “Maybe young girls will stop wearing too much make-up after seeing me in the film,” she smiles. “And like back in the ’60s, will start wearing a flower in their hair again.”
The film showcases the different seasons of love and in the second season of spring, Sonam wears a fresh flower in every scene, signifying beauty and young love. “I’m going to continue demonstrating my flower power even when promoting the film,” she says. “A dewy red rose or a string of ‘mogras’ would make a perfect accessory for Aayat, a quiet Kashmiri girl who epitomises the saying, ‘Still waters run deep’. It takes a lot to make her laugh or cry. And it takes her a while to fall deeply in love but when it happens, she feels passionately and it’s forever.”