Sonam Kapoor ‘abused’ for setting fashion trends

Actress Sonam Kapoor is known for her classy and unique fashion sense, so much that she has earned the distinction of being the fashion icon of Bollywood.

However, it doesn’t seem to go down well with everyone, as the actress revealed that she is being blamed for starting the trend of always being stylish.

The ‘Khoobsurat’ actress said that a ‘big actress’ once told her how she had to spend a lot of money to pay her stylist to get the fashionable look. "A lot of actresses are abusing me for it. I remember a very big actress telling me 'Sonam, why did you do this. You know how much money I am paying my stylist right now'.

"I was like I don't pay my stylist, it's my sister or I just style myself. You just have to be yourself," Sonam said.

Speaking at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards cover launch, the Kapoor girl said film stars are influential people and therefore it is essential for them to be careful while setting a trend.

"As movie stars we have such a huge say in how the market is going to be like. Whether it's the movies, or cricket, we all started dressing up in a certain way and started wearing make-up. We unfortunately or fortunately set trends so we have to be very careful in what we do and what we say," she said.

However, Sonam prefers to be called 'stylish' rather than a 'fashionista'.

"Being fashionable and being stylish are two different things. Style is able to carry whatever you are... I hate it when people call me fashionista, I'd rather have people call me stylish."

Actress Athiya Shetty who made her debut in September this year with Salman Khan’s production ‘Hero’ is often compared to Sonam for her style statement. She was even bestowed the Fashion Debut of the Year Award in the recently held Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards.

Speaking about her, Sonam said, "I love Athiya, I think she is incredibly beautiful. She is very sweet and I think she is like a gazelle, she is very beautiful."

Sonam who was last seen in the blockbuster ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ opposite Salman Khan will be next seen in Ram Madhvani-directed biopic ‘Neerja’ which is set to release on February 19, 2016.