Sonam at Harvard school’s panel talk
She played a fearless flight attendant in her awardwinning role as Neerja. In real life, too, Sonam Kapoor has always spoken her mind on a number of subjects — be it women’s issues, the film industry, or society in general.
Now, we’ve learned that Sonam is set to join the Harvard Business School panel for a special talk. “HBS’ India research centre — as part of the Best of Harvard in South Asia platform — conducts lectures, roundtables, panel discussions and debates relevant from an Indian perspective,” says an insider.
In a couple of days, HBS will launch a Gender Series, in which the first conversation will be with the school’s professor Geoffrey G. Jones on the topic Beauty: Limiting or Liberating. For this, the institution has invited Sonam to join the panel. She will share insights and participate in the debate, too. The event will take place at a south Mumbai hotel.
“Sonam will talk about the pitfalls and challenges associated with notions of beauty and the aspiration to look ‘beautiful,’” says the insider. Last year, Sonam broke the Internet with her open letter titled: ‘I didn’t wake up like this’, which busted the myth of flawlessness.
When contacted, an excited Sonam says, “I look forward to joining the conversation conducted by HBS. I think the subject is very relevant to the times that we live in.”