Panaji: Renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks feels Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is the most stylish celebrity in the film industry.
Rodricks, who has worked with many Bollywood actresses, including Rekha, Bipasha Basu and Anushka Sharma, said unlike others, the 'Khoobsurat' star is always ready to experiment.
"She (Sonam) is one actress who understands fashion really well. She is the most stylish celebrity in Bollywood and a style icon. She is always open to experimenting. She can wear a nice dhoti saree for an event which other actresses would never like to do," Wendell told reporters.
Asked if he would ever like to design Sonam, who grabbed eye balls at many international events for her dressing sense, the Padma Shri awardee designer said, "She does not need any stylist. She herself is a style icon.
She is a south Mumbai girl and I know her since she was a kid. She has fashion sense in her blood because her mother was a fashion designer."
Having designed for celebrities in films, the ace designer feels that the clothes which our cinema showcases are not wearable for the masses.
"Bollywood is selling to a mass market. The mass market does not want such clothes. If a director presents foreign locations and good clothes in his/her film then it's the extra advantage a viewer gets.
"Good clothes are just a feel-good medium like the way Hollywood movies after World War II were. They were made to make people forget their sorrow during that time with song- dance and good clothes. Here in India, people do not live in the best of conditions and film is just a fictitious medium to live a larger-than-life character," he said.
Rodricks' design sensibilities would be next seen in Onir's 'Shab', a film delving into the human psyche and the darkness of human mind.
He is designing the outfits for the film's lead Ashish Bisht. 'Shab' will be Rodricks' second stint in Bollywood costume designing after the 2003 Bipasha Basu starrer, 'Jism'.