Well, well, well! Look who’s sizzling up the January cover of Vogue in 2010? It’s the “Shape” issue and here’s a sneak peak at the interview where Sonam Kapoor tells Aishwarya Subramanyam about why she’s the same annoyingly happy person today that she was all those kilos ago.
Psst! Her last Twitter update 24 hours ago said, “Have been up since 5:30 am working. Ate a nice sandwich at salt water cafe with Imran, Punit and Bose”
On gaining 90 kilos:
‘I was actually a very skinny kid, but when I went to boarding school in Singapore, and a staple diet of ramen, bhujia on toast and cheese, finger-scoops of Nutella, all those tuck boxes… they did me in.” Before I knew it, I had gone from scrawny kid to 90-kilo 16-year-old. But, I didn’t really care. I was always comfortable with my body, no matter how big I got.’
On how she went from fat to fab:
‘I consulted celeb trainer Zareen Watson, who helped me change the way I looked at nutrition and exercise. I had to make a lifestyle change: it’s the only thing that really works; it has to be how you lead your life, a regime you follow. This doesn’t mean you deprive yourself entirely, but it does take some getting used to. With time, your cravings become fewer; your tastes become more refined, you learn to like the food you have to eat.’
Was it hard to loose all those kilos?
‘It really wasn’t that hard. My skin started glowing, my clothes fit better, I didn’t have bags under my eyes, no need for an ice pack every morning. It’s incredibly encouraging to see your body change like that. And best of all, I had tons of energy, I became much more active.’
‘I love acting. It’s hard work, it’s not as easy as people think. You work 15-hour days, you have to deal with the press in as nice a way as possible, you have to look good, always. It’s like what Michael Caine said, that working in theatre is like performing an operation with a scalpel, and film is like doing it with a laser. You have to be that precise. When the camera’s right there, up in your face, there’s nowhere to hide.’