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Updated: August 13, 2009 13:57 IST

Soha, so good

Priyadarshini Paitandy
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Soha Ali Khan at a press meet in Chennai. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan
The Hindu Soha Ali Khan at a press meet in Chennai. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan

Soha Ali Khan indulges in some art talk. Overpowering perfume, air kissing, designer outfits, accessories... amidst all this, Soha Ali Khan’s simplicity stood out. Dressed in a leopard print black and white top and black skirt, the petite actress was in the city recently attending a few events.

Overpowering perfume, air kissing, designer outfits, accessories… amidst all this, Soha Ali Khan’s simplicity stood out. Dressed in a leopard print black and white top and black skirt, the petite actress was in the city recently attending a few events.

At Apparao Gallery, Soha launched the latest edition of the magazine enhance interiors, checked out the Strand collection of furniture and spoke a bit about art and design in cinema. Quizzed about art, she replied with a smile, “You do know I failed art in Class 10, don’t you?” On a serious note, she added that a lot of work goes into the aesthetic aspects and authenticity of a set. Set designers spend a lot of time putting them up. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not just a director. He is like a choregrapher and painter too. So his films look like paintings. For instance in ‘Devdas’, each frame is like a painting.”

Mother Sharmila is a major collector of art and according to Soha, the house is full of paintings. “I must start collecting too. I just have two water colours of my university and a print of M.F. Hussain saab’s work. I live in Bombay and there’s very little space. That’s my excuse!”

Now, time for some rapid-fire questions.

Her favourite South Indian dish?

“Plain dosa.”

Favourite Kollywood actor?

“Kamal Hassan”.

Favourite movie?

“Kannathil Mutthamithal”.

Your impressions of Chennai in a line.

“People are warm and well-mannered. The media is polite”.

A wide grin and then she’s gone.

Keywords: moviesbollywoodartpaintings

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