Sonam Kapoor who usually wear Indian ensembles, mostly churidaar kurtas, will be seen in beachwear for the first time. Although, if you are expecting stringy bikinis, and lots of cleavage, you are in for a disappointment. The photos that were taken on a beach in the Maldives are rather modest to say the least.
The photos themselves take away from Sonam’s breezy naturalness. The sultry, pouty look is just not her and makes her look woebegone rather than sexy. In fact, one is tempted to ask, Why so serious?
Sonam Kapoor who is the daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, debut movie was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007. Her co-star in the movie was Ranbir Kapoor. Saawariya was completely overshadowed by Shahrukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om that released on the same weekend.
Sonam Kapoor was compared unfavourably with Deepika Padukone, then an established model, who made her debut at the same time with Om Shanti Om.
She was considered ungainly and gauche compared to Deepika Padukone. What everyone forgot was that Deepika was a model and any model worth her salt has to be graceful and stylish.
While Deepika Padukone is extremely well put together, Sonam Kapoor is definitely lazy about her looks. But that is precisely what works for her; Sonam with her dazzling smile comes across as natural and bindaas, which is why a photoshoot like this does nothing for her.
Sonam Kapoor has very oldfashioned looks, pretty much like yesteryear heroines. A photoshoot that made use of her freespirit joie de vivre would have been infinitely better than forcing the typical sexy look on her. The look that makes Mallika Sherawat blindingly oomphy, Priyanka sultry, Deepika stylish, and Katrina hot, makes Sonam look like a school girl in her mama’s clothes.
Sonam Kapoor’s Delhi-6 will be released on February 20, 2009.
Delhi-6 is directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and stars Sonam Kapoor with Abhishek Bachchan, Waheeda Rahman, Divya Dutta, Om Puri, and Atul Kulkarni.