New Delhi, Oct 5: Author Shobhaa De, who sparked a war of words with Sonam Kapoor by calling her a “lassie who lacks oomph”, has now referred to her as “super hot”.
It’s a way from Shobhaa’s end to extend an olive branch to the “Khoobsurat” actress.
Inspired by online portal eBay India’s campaign titled #ThingsDon’tJudge, Shobhaa took the first step towards reconciling with Sonam.
On Wednesday, she tweeted: “Saw this ad #ThingsDontJudge but people do. Inspired to make amends. Sonam Kapoor, I got it wrong: You are super hot.”
Sonam’s tiff with Shobhaa started when the author criticized her film “I Hate Luv Storys” in one of her blogs, labelling it as “I Hate Dumb Storys” and calling Sonam “a lassie who lacks oomph”.
Later, the actress posted on the social media platform: “Guys please don’t take Shobhaa De seriously. She’s a fossil who’s getting no action and going through menopause. So just for her.”
Earlier Sonam Kapoor, whose blog post about fighting “strict rules” of beauty since adolescence had gone viral on social media, had said that she did not believe in resorting to artificial procedures to alter looks.
“I am not a big believer in cosmetic treatments. Artificial cosmetic or corrective treatments are damaging… Especially if you see all the studies,” Sonam, who is a Colgate Visible White brand ambassador, said.
But she also added: “I don’t judge anybody who does that. It’s each to his own and it’s all a personal choice. I would rather use products that are safe and the ones that I have control over, not some doctor doing it for me.”
In her extensive blog, Sonam also opened up about her struggle to deal with criticism about her body, her looks and her other issues regarding her appearances.
In the post titled “I Didn’t Wake Up Like This” for BuzzFeed India, Sonam delved uninhibitedly on the inhibitions and insecurities she harboured through her adolescence “wondering why my body looked nothing like it should”.
She said that when she embarked on her journey to being a film actress, she also “embarked on a series of unhealthy behaviours”, including a diet “that had me eating pineapples all day”.
Sonam now feels that excessive modesty can get people bitching unnecessarily and she is fighting back and featuring on her assets.
“There is a risk in being extremely modest.
“I am always complimented for my smile and that it’s my best feature. I also feel that my smile is my best feature,” said the actress, who features in a new video for the Visible White Shine Plus, a unique beauty oral care solution.