When it comes to dishing out their opinion on Sonam Kapoor, these celebrities don’t hold back! I’ve just read some of their comments, which I’m about to share with you and it’s… complimentary! What, did you really think this was a slam piece? We here at MissMalini.com love Sonam’s fahsion sense and her gumption, and we’re not the only ones who think highly of the little miss. Check out what Imran Khan, Masaba Gupta and Anamika Khanna have said about her. And catch the new Harper’s Bazaar issue for more on what the gliteratti have to say.
Imran Khan Says:
“Sonam is a mystery. On the one hand there is this aura that she has cultivated—that of a style and fashion diva—and on the flip side, if you spend time with her, she is this basic, simple, girl-next-door, who is happy wearing track pants and chappals. It’s strange, the sight of her when she’s in public, compared to when she’s not.
“What I found impressive about Sonam as an actor is that we’d be shooting a scene from multiple angles—for three or four hours you’re doing the same scene, the same lines—and here is this person who brings consistency to her work, from the way she talks, to her accent. She is a very consistent performer, which shows you it’s not happening by accident. Is Sonam one of the most significant actors of our times? I don’t know if Sonam herself would be comfortable saying that about herself. She’s part of a small group of actors on whom people are pinning their hopes to carry the face of the industry forward.”
Masaba Gupta Says:
“I’ve known Sonam since I was a kid—we used to go to the same Kathak classes: me, Sonam, and Rhea Kapoor. But we lost touch, and when Saawariya was about to come out, I sent her a Facebook message. A year later, Rhea got in touch with me, saying she loved my saris, and that we should do something together.
“I never thought that Sonam would end up wearing my sari at the Cannes Film Festival, because it was a simple, understated sari, and she had lots of other options. The fact that she wore it—I got a text from Rhea in the middle of the night that she was wearing it for the L’Oréal dinner—was a big honour, because it takes years for designers to get actresses to wear their stuff on the red carpet. She was the only one who could have carried off that understated a sari to an event like that. Sonam bust the myth that if you wear a sari, it must cost a couple of lakhs, and be in zardozi or net, or with diamante work. But the fact that this was a silk and net sari, in black and white, and very simple, didn’t go down well with most people. They said she looked underdressed and too understated. My saris, to be honest, did not sell before that. And now for the past two years, everyone just wants that one! She and Rhea are both people who have a lot of faith in my work. I owe a lot to them.”
Anamika Khanna Says:
“I was first friends with Sonam’s dad, and now the joke is, the family’s taken over! Every time Anil Kapoor speaks to me, he says, you’re not my friend anymore! But they are all very special people. As an individual, Sonam is very well-read, and well-travelled. She knows her mind, and has a heart of gold. I don’t know how someone can pack in so much in one person. Sonam’s a sweetheart. If she likes someone, she’s very vocal; she’s a clean-hearted person. She doesn’t have complications; she’s easy. And she cares about you. She is worried that you haven’t eaten.
“Even though I read a lot on fashion and am aware of what goes on, Sonam is one person who beats me to it! Her knowledge on fashion is amazing and that awareness she incorporates so seamlessly into her sense of style. Just to show you how spontaneous she is with her fashion: we were at the IIFA Awards, and she was meant to walk the red carpet. I was meant to do a fashion show there. There were gowns being sent to her from all the brands. Nothing was working out, and I was in her room. I had this one-shoulder toga dress with me, and I asked her if she wanted to try it. She did (just about everyone wanted it after that), and said, “You know what I need? I need this jadau necklace, and we’re going to call for it from Mumbai”, and in an instant, it comes, just like that. She said she had the shoes for that, and was going to buy the right bag. It turned out to be one of those looks that still gets printed all over the place. She’s so spontaneous; she is a fashion genius.”