No one quite beats Sonam Kapoor when it comes to being outspoken. Known for being one of the most undiplomatic actors in Bollywood, Sonam’s done it yet again by attributing fellow actor Katrina Kaif’s success to “a certain kind of shamelessness” in doing “over the top films.”
On the sidelines of the recently concluded Cannes film festival, HT’s film critic Anupama Chopra asked Sonam about her choice of projects. “When you look back to some choices that you made, for instance Players, do you think it was a wrong move?”
Sonam replied, “I look at it and know what not to do. With all due respect, I want to give Katrina Kaif a bouquet of flowers.” When asked why, Sonam added, “Because I don’t know how she does it. You need a certain kind of commitment and a certain kind of shamelessness to do certain things and you get that may be with stardom, with confidence in your talent, with who you are as a person, and I need to develop that before I do that kind of films — over the top films. I need to learn how to do it as I was terrible in those movies.”
When asked why she’s known more for her fashion sense than her acting, the feisty actor added, “Unfortunately when we talk about movies, there are so many of us who can talk about it. But when it comes to fashion, I guess it’s only me, at the risk of sounding immodest.”
Katrina Kaif did not respond to requests for a reaction.
She’s never minced words
On Ranbir Kapoor
“Are girls drooling over Ranbir? Really? He isn’t sexy at all. He’s a mama’s boy. His mother cuts his toenails for him.” (2011)
On Aishwarya Rai
When Aishwarya Rai stopped L’oreal from taking Sonam to Cannes, she said “Ash has worked with my dad so I have to call her aunty” (2009)
On Abhay Deol
When Abhay Deol got into a verbal spat with Sonam’s dad Anil Kapoor, she said, “It just shows how badly brought up Abhay is.” (2011)
On Shobha De
When the writer criticised Sonam in a lingerie shoot, she said, “for a 60-something porn writer, I’m sure Shobha knows what she’s talking about.” (2008)
And look who’s blowing her own horn
Actor Mallika Sherawat thanked a fan for saying that she made it to Cannes on her own, unlike Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai. “Kudos to Mallika fr making it there without any backings like those of aishwarya n sonam kapoor (sic),” posted @serviusprime. Mallika replied with a “THX :)” and retweeted the fan’s tweet.