Rhea Kapoor, who turned producer with Rajshree Ojha’s Aisha has now taken on the role of stylist for sister Sonam. On her request, Rhea has designed the star’s look in Players, which recently completed a schedule in New Zealand.
“Pernia Quereshi, who had designed my costumes in Aisha, was originally supposed to do it but when she decided to get married, I asked Rhea to step in as a favour. She’s not a regular designer but she’s turned me into a rocker chick. The ribbed jeans, leather jackets, checked shirts, mini skirts and boots are so cool. As soon as I get into my clothes, my body language and attitude changes,” points out Sonam, who reportedly plays the role essayed by Charlize Theron in the indianised The Italian Job.
Sonam’s mother Sunita was a fashion designer for the longest time. And both the girls have grown up with a love for clothes and an innate sense of how to make anything they put on look good. “It doesn’t have to be designer or vintage, I could be wearing an off-the-shelf pair of jeans with a sleeveless ganji and you’d think it was branded couture. I guess, it also comes from studying in a boarding school and making every outfit we owned count,” points out the star.
Sonam has already become Bollywood’s style icon after Aisha and I Hate Luv Storys. “Even in New Zeaalnd, I had schoolgirls coming up to me for wardrobe tips. And I can promise you that Players will also set new style trends,” she asserts.
The ‘desi’ Stella Bridger admits that this character is closest to the real Sonam. “I’m also something of a computer geek, love fast cars, gadgets and video games and have always been a bit of a tomboy having grown up with five brothers,” she admits. “This girl in Players could be me. That’s what dad (Anil Kapoor) told the directors, Abbas bhai and Mustan bhai, too and that’s what my friends tell me.”