If last week’s episode featured two people with very diverse cinematic styles, the 30 March 2014 episode of Koffee with Karan, Season 4 showcased the father daughter duo of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The show was reasonably entertaining but telling in several ways; not all of them flattering to Sonam Kapoor.
Koffee with Karan – Sonam and Anil Kapoor (Episode 18, Season 4)
Sonam Kapoor, probably to justify her tag as Bollywood’s leading fashionista, appeared in a rather avant garde black and white floor length creation that looked like a cross between a night gown and a medieval costume (obviously this writer has no pretensions to being a fashionista herself, with little understanding of haute couture) with some humungous earrings whereas Anil Kapoor looked dapper and youthful in his three piece suit with a rakish stubble.
Alas for Sonam, she did not come across as a very likeable or empathetic personality. Her repeated references to not-so-good-looking actors gave the impression that looks and good clothes are paramount if not the only important things in her life. She seemed slightly inarticulate – her drawl is a wee bit irritating and her vocabulary seems to rely inordinately on the words “whatever”, “rubbish” and “ridiculous”.
The actor’s immaturity and the snobbery were rather plain to see; as was her conceit when she reeled off the list of movies she has done, to indicate her acting talent and versatility. She also referred to herself as an icon (Ahem!). Sonam would do well to recognise the fact that she has a rather modest repertoire when it comes to acting and she pretty much stays Sonam, regardless of the role she is doing. That being so, denigrating other actors is not really a good idea.
By contrast, her dad’s smooth and urbane banter, were amusing and entertaining. Even his quasi-humble act came across as funny without being jarring. His obvious regard for his wife was refreshing to see.
His nephew and Sonam’s cousin Arjun Kapoor came on the show to speak of his glamorous relatives and encapsulated both characters accurately and succinctly. Watch the full episode of Koffee with Karan featuring Sonam and Anil Kapoor below:
By – Reena Daruwalla
Video and Images courtesy the Star World India Official YouTube Channel