As Indian as it gets

As Indian as it gets

Flaunting international brands is actress Sonam Kapoor’s everyday style statement — but promoting desi designers and Indian elements is the motto for the young and stylish diva whenever she makes an appearance at foreign venues.

Set to make her red carpet appearance on May 18 and 19 at the 67th annual Cannes International Film Festival, the actress feels that if one embraces one’s body the way it is, they will look beautiful.

“Every year, I have been trying to bring in Indian elements with my look and appearance. When I go on an international platform, I try to promote Indian designers as much as I can because we have such a talented crop in our country,” she said. “So whether I am attending fashion shows abroad or press events, I try to add Indian element to my look,” Sonam said.

The 28-year-old is set to make her fourth appearance at the prestigious festival starting on May 14. Her previous Cannes wardrobe included a sari teamed up with a jacket by designer Anamika Khanna. She had accessorised it with a kundan nose ring.


Even for her western look, the daughter of designer Sunita Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor added a hint of Indian accessories. “In one of my previous appearances when I wore a floral Dolce and Gabbana gown, I teamed it up with a neck piece that my mother made.

So it was an Indian setting. Even if I don’t wear an Indian dress, I try to put in an Indian element consciously,” she added. During her past appearances at Cannes, Sonam has been one of the favourite Indian celebrities for the international media thanks to her choice of clothes. Be it the white Jean Paul Gaultier couture she wore in 2011 or the Alexander McQueen black lacy gown in 2012, the actress received accolades for her look.

But the actress has never tried too hard to remain stylish. “I try to dress up according to my size. One shouldn’t follow trends and try to be something that they are not and this is what I have been telling all the regular girls. I have a re    ular kind of body for instance – I have got big hips and Punjabi arms, so I need to dress-up according to my body,” she says.

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