From ‘Saawariya’ to ‘Sanju’ how Sonam Kapoor has evolved as a fashionista
Sonam Kapoor during Saawariya promotions
Ever since her debut with 'Saawariya', actor Anil and his costume designer wife Sunita Kapoor's firstborn Sonam Kapoor has come a long from the girl-next-door to the ultimate fashion diva of Bollywood. As the actress celebrates her 33rd birthday today we bring to you her evolution as a fashionista right from her debut 'Saawariya' to her upcoming film 'Sanju'. Have a look. After assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 'Black', Sonam made her silver screen debut with 'Saawariya'. The actress played a simple innocent girl Sakina in the film and during the promotions of this film, Sonam's sartorial choices reflected her on-screen character's persona.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Delhi 6' promotions
In 'Delhi 6' the actress played Bittu, who wanted to escape stuck-in-time-Old-Delhi. Once again the audience saw her in a girl-next-door avatar and during the promotions of this film, Sonam kept it simple by sporting Salwar Kameez and similar ethnic ensembles.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Raanjhanaa' promotions
This film turned out to be the first big hit of Sonam's career. She played a small town ambitious girl in this film as well. Slowly and steadily the actress was making a gradual shift from her image which was established because of her previous films.
Sonam Kapoor during 'I Hate Luv Storys' promotions
This film gave Sonam a break from her girl-next-door appearance as she sported some extremely classy designer outfits both on screen as well as off screen while promoting it.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' promotions
By this time Sonam had a complete image makeover thanks to her association with various cosmetic brands and her subsequent red carpet appearances. However since she played a royal princess in this Salman Khan starrer, the actress maintained a similar look during its promotion as well. Sonam sported mostly sarees and ethnic wear while promoting this film.
Sonam Kapoor during ''Neerja' promotions
'Neerja' brought Sonam critical acclaim for her acting prowess. By this time she was already a favorite among the fashion critic. In this picture the actress is wearing a chocolate brown dress by Dolly J and Taupe-hued pumps.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Neerja' promotions
Ever since she entered Bollywood, Sonam is redefining fashion for B-town actresses.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Padman' promotions
Though Sonam received flak for experimenting with her sartorial choices quite often, it didn't stop her from experimenting with her looks. Here in this picture she is seen wearing a silver and gold metallic houndstooth saree by designer Hemang Agrawal. The saree was teamed with a vest blouse.
Sonam Kapoor during Veere Di Wedding promotions
Sonam took her fashion game a notch higher while promoting her recent film 'Veere Di Wedding'. In this picture the actress is wearing Georgian designer Keti Chkhikvadze's ensemble.
Sonam Kapoor during 'Sanju' promotions
Sonam Kapoor graced the trailer launch event of her upcoming film 'Sanju' wearing a mesmerizing purple saree designed by Gaurav Gupta. Sonam can really carry off any ensemble with equal ease. Time and again she has proven why she rightly deserves the fashionista tag that she has been bestowed with.
Bollywood celebrities who did not charge a single penny for their films
Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in Bhootnath Returns
The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, apparently, did not charge a single rupee for his extended role in 'Bhoothnath Returns', and also for his dance sequence in 'Krazzy 4'.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji in Black
The megastar of Bollywood was much loved for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black', co starring Rani Mukerji but not many know that Big B had not charged a single paisa for the film. This fact was revealed by Big B in his blog where he had said that being part of such a beautiful project was more than enough for him. Not only 'Black', the Shahenshah has also done a cameo in SRK starrer 'Paheli' for free.
Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om
The country fell in love with Deepika Padukone in her debut film 'Om Shanti Om' that went to be a blockbuster. But not many know that the actress, who is being paid more than some of her leading men at present, did not charge a single paisa for her role in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer as she considered it as a great fortune to kick-start her Bollywood career opposite King Khan.
Kareena Kapoor in Fevicol Se
Kareena Kapoor Khan's dance number 'Marjaani' from 'Billu' was much loved by her fans and it was done without any charge by the actress for her good friend, SRK. Though the superstar had sent a cheque , she politely sent it back. She had done the same for Salman Khan, when she performed the viral song of that year, 'Fevicol Se' for 'Dabangg 2'; she did the song for free.
Katrina Kaif in Chikni Chameli
Katrina Kaif, the beauty who is on the wish list of many filmmakers, too has gone on to do a number of cameos without charging any outrageous fees. She had done the iconic dance number Chikni Chameli for free, for good friend Karan Johar. The filmmaker was so overwhelmed by her gesture that he gifted the actress a Ferrari in return.
Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan in K3G
Actress Rani Mukerji and filmmaker Karan Johar share a bond of friendship. The diva who is also considered a lucky mascot by the filmmaker, has done a number of cameos in KJo's blockbusters without charging a penny. One of them being her role of ShahRukh’s childhood friend in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham'.
Salman Khan in Om Shanti Om
The king of box office who is at present basking in the glory of his recent release, 'Race 3', has a heart of gold where his friends are concerned. He has gone on to do a number of cameos in films for free.
Shahid Kapoor in 'Haider'
Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj share a warm equation with each other. The actor was so overwhelmed when the filmmaker offered him 'Haider' that he went on to do the film without any remuneration. 'Haider' changed Shahid’s career for the better.
Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar in 'Boss'
Sona shares a good bond with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. The two have done maximum number of hit films together. As a gesture of friendship, the actress had done a song in Akshay kumar's film,'Boss' for free.
Sonam Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
As a token of appreciation of being inculcated in the biopic, actress Sonam Kapoor had charged a token amount of only Rs. 11 for her cameo in Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'.
Bollywood stars and their business ventures you didn’t know about
Model turned actress cum entrepreneur, Anushka has established her own production company, ‘Clean Slate Films’, she has produced films like ‘NH10’, 'Phillauri' and 'Pari'. The talented actor has also launched her clothing line NUSH for everyday fashion.
Shilpa Shetty is the co-founder of an IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, along with her husband Raj Kundra. Shilpa and Raj have also launched Viaan Mobiles. Shilpa has also launched IOSIS, a spa and wellness chain. She has also co-authored a book- The Great Indian Diet with fitness expert Luke Coutinho. The fitness freak has also launched a couple of yoga DVD's.
One of the most bankable star, Varun Dhawan has now ventured into the world of fashion with his recently launched clothing line, 'Dhawan & Only'. His trendy fashion line is available at major FBB outlets.
Shahid Kapoor recently launched his clothing line Skult in partnership with the Aditya Birla group in Mumbai. It's touted as India's first athleisure brand, and recently, the actor-turned-entrepreneur was awarded by the retail industry; he won the award for Best Entrepreneur.
Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor is also known as the fashionista of Bollywood. She has ventured into the world of fashion with her sister. The duo have launched their clothing line Rheson (RHEa + SONam; pronounced 'reason') a brand for fashionable young Indian women, aiming to bring quality clothing at an affordable price. The brand has also bagged PETA’s Compassionate Business Award for its bags which are made exclusively of non-leather materials.
This Bollywood actress and mother of two, is a successful businesswoman today. She has invested in an e-commerce portal Babyoye, which sells mother and baby care products. The single mother holds the largest share, in the portal owned by Nest Childcare Services Pvt Ltd. Karismas' yearly earnings round up to approximately Rs 72 crore.
Mrs Funnybones is not only a celebrated author and columnist to a leading daily, but also a successful entrepreneur in her own right. The diva not only owns an award winning interior design store, White Window, but also owns a production house, Mrs Funnybones Production. Her first production was 'Padman' starring her husband, Akshay Kumar.
King Khan of Bollywood, who has his own TV and film production house, Red Chillies, also co-owns IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. He also owns Trinbago Knight Riders of the Caribbean Premier League and the Cape town Knight Riders of the T20 Global League. He even has a 26 percent stake in KidZania, a chain of family entertainment centres for children.
Arjun Rampal was a model before he entered Bollywood. After being successful, the actor launched a lounge bar called Lap in New Delhi. He also has his own event management company, Chasing Ganesha.
Ajay Devgn has invested in 25MW Solar Power Plant in Gujrat and also has his own production house named Devgn Entertainment and Software.
Dino Morea has a restaurant called Crepe Station. His restaurant has branches all across the country.
She bought the IPL team Kings IX Punjab in partnership with her ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia.