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Kareena Kapoor Khan shoots straight from the heart

I am an independent working woman and my strength and power stem from there, says the Lakme brand ambassador

By Saionee Chakraborty

  • Published 9.02.19, 12:13 AM
  • Updated 9.02.19, 12:13 AM
Lakme brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan walked for Shantanu & Nikhil at the Lakme Absolute Ultimate Finale which closed the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2019 in Mumbai on Sunday night.
Lakme brand ambassador Kareena Kapoor Khan walked for Shantanu & Nikhil at the Lakme Absolute Ultimate Finale which closed the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2019 in Mumbai on Sunday night. The Telegraph picture

Gorgeous and glamorous with an intoxicating persona. That’s Kareena Kapoor Khan for you. t2 caught up with the Lakme brand ambassador over email on she power and more. 

Saionee Chakraborty:

The Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2019 finale was all about celebrating she power. Where does Kareena Kapoor Khan derive her strength from? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

Yes, the Lakme Absolute Ultimate Finale this time was very special and the collection by Shantanu & Nikhil, called Recruit, was all about celebrating fierce and strong women. Strength comes to me from what I love doing the most. I am an independent working woman and my strength and power stem from there.

Saionee Chakraborty:

You have been surrounded by fiercely independent women throughout your life...

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

I’m blessed to be surrounded by strong women who have been my support systems throughout, be it my mom, mother-in-law, my sister or my gang of girls. Each of them have their own charisma and style which makes them special and gives me the inspiration to live life to the fullest.

Saionee Chakraborty:

Who are the go-to women in your life? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

Definitely my sister (Karisma Kapoor) and my mom, and not to forget my gang of girls.

Saionee Chakraborty:

If you had to choose a man you would look at as a fashion inspiration, who would it be and why? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

I don’t take inspiration for fashion as fashion for me is comfort. I just wear whatever makes me happy. But, if I have to name someone with a unique sense of style then that would be my friend Karan Johar.

Saionee Chakraborty:

Nostalgia is a big part of the collection. What makes you nostalgic?

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

For me, as I was growing up, going through my sister’s closet and dresser to pick up her outfits and make-up is something I feel quite nostalgic about. My love for red lipsticks actually started then. And this season’s fierce red theme took me there. I love the Red Extreme shade from the new Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Collection and can’t have enough of it.

Saionee Chakraborty:

Do you have a fashion nostalgia? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

 I actually don’t. But if I have to name something that takes me back in time then it would be the bell-bottom jeans. I had a huge crush on them then and love them even now.

Saionee Chakraborty:

Red is a new colour for Shantanu & Nikhil. What new colour are you trying this season? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

 Red is the ultimate! It cannot be anything else. Everyone knows my love for red and Shantanu & Nikhil couldn’t have picked a better shade to bring alive their collection at the finale.

Saionee Chakraborty:

What are you looking forward to wearing this summer?

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

Comfortable shirts and easy- peasy jeans, with my statement sunglasses.

Saionee Chakraborty:

What is the key to reinvent? 

Kareena Kapoor Khan:

I would say reinvent your personality first, which will automatically transfer into other aspects of your life. Be a better person and reinvent how you look at things around you. That will truly make a change.

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