Tale of two Bollywood sisters: Sonam and Rhea

Jul 30, 2010 Radhika Bhirani

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) One is obsessed about food, the other about fashion. One doesn't mind showing her dirty feet and hates makeup, the other is glamorous. They are two young Bollywood sisters who seem as different as chalk from cheese, and yet, Rhea and Sonam Kapoor share not just clothes but also space.

'Sonam and I share each other's clothes a lot. Her style is a little more glamorous. I like simpler things. But she always takes my things,' Rhea, 23, who has produced the movie 'Aisha' that stars 25-year-old Sonam, told IANS.

'You know how girls always need pieces to mix and match everything. I buy only those things...jackets and plain pants. And Sonam buys ridiculous things; she obviously can't wear a ridiculous thing and go for coffee. So she just takes my things all the time,' said Rhea.

'But thank god we don't have the same foot size. I am 37 and she is 39. She is like giant, so she can't take my shoes,' she added with a bout of laughter.

Unlike Sonam, Rhea likes to sit with her legs on the sofa and is not bothered about what her hair looks like. She 'hates' makeup and hasn't visited a parlour for a manicure since a year.

'I haven't done a manicure in a year. I don't like people touching my hands. My feet are not even pedicured...I randomly clean them,' Rhea said while raising her right foot to show her dirty feet.

'Sonam is obsessed with spas; she loves getting her nails done and stuff. She always wants me to go to a parlour with her. For her 'Saawariya' premiere...she told me - 'You're not coming to the premiere with these cuticles; they look disgusting!' ' said Rhea.

Nevertheless, Rhea too is quite stylish. She also opts for the best of high street fashion labels and likes to mix and match them with her mother's jewellery.

But more than fashion, it's food that Rhea is obsessed with.

'I am obsessed about food. I constantly eat. My whole focus is always on food. I can't wear skirts and shorts any more because my legs are so heavy. I haven't gone to a gym in a long time. Every move of mine revolves around my next meal. I plan my whole day according to my food,' Rhea says.

However, Rhea calls Sonam a 'junkie'.

'Sonam is not like me when it comes to eating. She is more of a junk addict. She eats every sort of junk...chips, chocolate, biscuits...give her a book and one packet of Hide & Seek biscuits...it will be over in seven minutes. But I am a proper foodie...I need my appetizers, soup, meal and desserts,' she reveals.

Meanwhile, Rhea has plans to take over production from her father, veteran actor Anil Kapoor.

'I am going to take over from dad. There are some interesting, really fun projects that I am working on. But obviously my whole focus is on 'Aisha' right now,' she says.

Rhea, who was assistant director in 'Wake Up Sid', says direction might be an option for her in future.

'I want to direct, but there's still a lot of time for it. It is just too much responsibility to direct a project and I am too young and immature for it. All I know is after working on 'Wake Up Sid' and 'Aisha', there's no way in hell that I want to act,' she says.

And why is that?

'When you grow up with a father who is an actor and a sister who is an actress, it's not a faraway thing. I know the realities of being an actress. I know what it's like to be an actor and I don't want to do it. That's all.

'And especially after I worked on 'Wake Up Sid', I found the whole process of being behind the camera very interesting. Besides, I am too much of a control freak to just say my lines and go away. Nah! No acting for me,' she concludes.

'Aisha', based on Jane Austen's novel 'Emma', is scheduled for an Aug 6 release.

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