She may not have the most controversial love life or the biggest box office hit, but Sonam Kapoor is the hottest actress in Bollywood today, all thanks to one thing ? her wardrobe. As a result, this newbie actress has landed the cover of every fashion magazine in the country ? Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. Indian starlets typically assert their fashion forwardness by showing a lot of skin, but Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Slumdog Millionaire actor Anil Kapoor, revels in taking fashion risks.
Sonam, known for experimenting with looks from designers like Prabal Gurung and Alice & Olivia, who have rarely been seen before in India, has spawned a whole new style movement. One that is easy on body image and much more compatible with still-conservative Indian norms than the bikini-and-mini-skirt route Bollywood has taken to.
Her fashion icon status has been cemented further by her latest release Aisha, the Indian equivalent of Sex and the City; the film is heavily sponsored by Dior and features merchandise by every major international design house.
Fashion forward, indeed.
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