The actor, who is one of our past Hindustan Times Most Stylish winners, talks about her innate style.
What does style mean to you?
Style is something that you are born with. It’s something you have in you innately and yet it’s a way that you project yourself — be it in the clothes you wear, the accessories you carry or the kind of home you live in. People who are stylish are never fashion victims. Wear clothes that suit your personality and body type rather than aping trends that don’t suit you.
Is there someone you look up to as a style inspiration?
Rekha (actor), for example, makes the kanjivaram sari her own and carries it off like no one else. Deepika Padukone has a terrific body and sense of style, too.
What are the three things in your wardrobe you can’t live without?
My swimsuit! A neon bikini at the moment. A pair of fantastic fitting jeans. And my go-to skin coloured lycra sari petticoat. It goes under any sari of mine and makes me look good whether I’m feeling fat or thin!
Any style hacks/tips you’d want to share with our readers?
To make your sari versatile, always make two blouses for it. One that’s conservative that works for conservative occasions and the other that’s fun and sexy that can be worn for parties or red carpet events. When wearing a sari, it’s all about three safety pins. One that holds the pleats together, one that attaches the pleats to the rest of the sari and the last one that keeps your pallu up. This ensures for a hands-free, easy, fun time in you sari!!