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Sonakshi Sinha wants to bring out a fashion line

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Jan 23, 2017, 12:20 am IST
Updated : Jan 23, 2017, 7:11 am IST

Not one for fashion statements otherwise, the actress revealed her sartorial philosophies after turning showstopper on the weekend.

Sonakshi Sinha
 Sonakshi Sinha

She isn’t the first name that comes to mind when one discusses sartorial trends. Sonakshi Sinha isn’t the most fashionably inclined in the industry. But the actress conducted herself much poise when she walked the ramp for Monisha Jaising’s collection recently. But here’s one interesting fact about Sona. She started out as a costume designer before taking on acting. The chemistry with the clothes was thus, instant. Donning a sunset orange, one-shoulder gown with a flirty hemline, Sona is at home with the look. “I feel like I have started on this platform. I worked as a volunteer and I have been seeing all this since college for so many years. So that nervousness is not there anymore. It’s a sort of homecoming. It has been a great journey from the back stage to front stage to where I am,”she says.

She doesn’t discount the fact that some day, she may take to it fulltime. “Ever since I started acting, I put that thought on a back burner. But it’s definitely something I would like to do later in my life when I am done with acting. Acting as a profession demands a lot of attention, time and energy, so I won’t be able to do it now. But yes, I will come up with my own fashion line when I am done with acting,” she adds. Within the industry, Sona looks up to Rekha and Alia for their sartorial choices —Alia for her laid back style and Rekha for her timeless styling. Speaking of styling, Sona’s contemporary Deepika Padukone came under fire recently at an international awards function for her ‘styling blunder’. Does that make her cautious of the people designers she works with? “I work with them, so I always pick out something from their collection — a deign that suits me. It’s their job to do so and I don’t interfere but I give my inputs about what suits me.”

As long as we’re on the topic of clothes, we asked Sona what she thinks about people who associate short clothes with ‘an invitation for trouble’. “I am in support of everyone who is opposed to that mindset — which says that it was the girls’ fault for wearing whatever she was wearing. It’s the mindset that needs to be changed. Instead of teaching our girls what not to do, it’s the upbringing of the boys in our country that we need to worry about. They should be taught to treat a woman right.”

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