'I have time left to be sexy': Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is hands down one of the most stylish actors in Bollywood. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu catches up with the actor in Mumbai on style and her new film Raanjhnaa
You have recently been voted as India's Most Stylish female by a leading magazine. How does it feel?
It's fun, it's a great tag to have. I enjoy myself, I enjoy wearing weird clothes and I am glad that people think it's stylish.
What is more impactful - being stylish or being sexy?
So far, I have only been called stylish and hence can't answer your question. All I can say is that I have much time in hand to become sexy. I am yet to become one. It's not advisable to disclose all your qualities at the same time. I prefer to keep things under wraps and disclose one thing at a time.
Who do you consider as the most stylish actress of all times?
I think the actress who paid most attention to what she was wearing was Meena Kumari. If you read about her, you will know, she was always clear about what exactly she wanted to wear, how she wanted to wear it. But besides her, the person who changed fashion in Bollywood quite a bit is Sharmila Tagore. She wore a bikini at one point for God's sake and till now she is seen.
You used to be overweight before joining Bollywood.
Yes, I used to be fat and my dad (actor Anil Kapoor) used to urge me to loose weight. Also, when you are overweight, your health is not always the best. But I lost weight as I wanted to be a heroine and Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) has signed me (for Saawariya). And I felt really better about myself.
Is it always branded clothes and accessories that you wear?
It's not about brands but mix and match of vintage and even street clothes that I wear. I just enjoy myself, which is most important.
Apart from fashion, what draws your attention?
I love paintings and I collect art.
You said you are walking extra miles for upcoming film Raanjhnaa opposite Dhanush.
Yes, I am pushing myself for the film. I was in Delhi for 10 days working on screenplays. But it's a romantic commercial film at the end of the day and hopefully it will be different from all the films I have done so far. I work hard in every film.
Tell us more about the film.
Well, it has just started. So I can't tell you much about it. All I can say is, I have put in a lot of hard work and it is great working with Dhanush and Abhay (Deol).
Dhanush is taking Hindi lessons for the film. Are you helping him out?
No, he is very good at whatever he does.
There is news that you and Dhanush will be reviving the Raj Kapoor-Nargis romance in Raanjhnaa. What is your favourite Raj Kapoor-Nargis song?
Pyar Hua Ikraar Hua (from Shree 420) is an all-time favourite number.
Your are also doing Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag that stars Farhan Akhtar in the lead. How is it working with Rakesysh for the second time after Delhi 6?
He gave me Delhi 6 and made me a household name and as I have always said, I am ready to do even a blink-and-miss role for him.