Known for her sweet tooth, Sonam caught on quickly and got seriously worried. "I thought I had slimmed enough. I lost 35 kgs before Saawariya. I've been constantly keeping my weight down. But I think Dad knows the other girls are looking very slim these days. It was his way of letting me know that I needed to get even thinner. A strange present on my birthday."
With a string of illnesses in the family suddenly happening all at once, Sonam Kapoor just didn't feel like celebrating her birthday. "None of us was in the mood to party. Dad did get me a sugar-free cake and I blew out the candles in front of my family. But that's about it. There were too many illnesses and hospitalizations in the family."
But Dad Anil Kapoor did make a 'weighty' statement. Sonam has caught on. "I'm going on a diet. I need to get thinner to look comparable with the other girls. Look at Deepika. She's athletic and slim. I'm not an athlete. But I'm a runner. I love to go on long runs all on my own for miles and miles. That is a sure way to lose weight."
But now with dad's prodding her into a fat-free awakening Sonam is about to lose more kilos. "I have to. It's not a vanity. It's for my sanity. I can't be happy being healthy when the other girls are frantically losing weight. So thanks to my Dad I'm losing more weight."
And what else did Sonam do on her birthday? "Nothing. Saw a film and went to sleep early since I needed to look fresh the next morning to shoot for Dilli 6."