Sonam Kapoor Ahuja - Power Player
Cosmopolitan India|October 2020
She is, inarguably, India's most stylish actor. But the key to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's appeal lies in her refreshing narrative and commitment to social justice. Cosmo ed Nandini Bhalla chats with the actor about sisterhood, solidarity, and a crying call for change.
Nandini Bhalla

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It's 4:30 pm, London time. A make-up-free Sonam Kapoor Ahuja appears on my Zoom video screen and her face broadens into a wide, warm smile. Oh my God, hi! she exclaims, I haven't seen you in forever! The last time I met Sonam was in 2019. We were in a studio in Mumbai, not a mask insight, and I watched as the actor tackled, with equal gusto, the clothes on the styling rack and views on women's issues. We spoke about her role as a small-town queer woman in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga; her love for homegrown labels; and her assured definition of feminism—no longer a call for bra-burning, but to push for equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal choices.

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