Sonam Kapoor has taken to social media to call out Diet Sabya for accusing designer Anamika Khanna of plagiarism. The actress posted a picture of herself wearing a pink coloured dress by the designer and explained the story behind the detail on it. The dupatta in that outfit has ‘Everything is AK-OK’ written on it. The Neerja star has revealed that her dear friend Anamika was inspired by the strength she got from her sons during a difficult phase in life. Even Sonam’s sister and film producer Rhea Kapoor supported the designer and criticised the Instagram account for being insensitive.
Sonam wrote, “My dear friend @anamikakhanna.in had gone through a terrible illness in the last year. Her beautiful twin sons @viraj_khanna and @thevisheshkhanna banded together and surrounded her gave her comfort and inspiration. The common slang that is used amongst people is A-Ok in America. Viraj and Vishesh who just returned from America after four years in the prestigious university of Southern California, used the same term playfully with their mom when she was down, saying “mom everything is going to be AK-OK” dear Anamiks I’m so glad everything is eventually AK-OK im so so fortunate to be your muse and @rheakapoor and I get to collaborate with you. I hope I never take you for granted. Love you so much! I shed a tear when I wore this outfit because I know it was inspired by your boys and they gave you strength during your lowest”. (sic)
Diet Sabya had said in a post (which doesn’t exist now) that the ‘AK-OK’ detail on Anamika’s outfit seems ‘Too Close’ to the concept Jordans Vogue Magazine’s Anna Wintour launched in June 2018.
A pair of shoes under AWOK collection
Before making her own big post, Sonam first commented on DIet Sabya’s post and wrote, “Dear Diet Sabya, this is a bit of a reach on your part. I’m a but (bit) disappointed. As a fan of your inspired page I hoped for better.” She then also unfollowed the handle. Later, while adding to what her sister wrote in the comments, Rhea said, “Anamika is a private person who doesn’t like being vulnerable in the public eye, for the record the first time she wore ak ok it was herself at a vogue event where she one designer of the year and went with her sons. I was there, and I speak from knowledge. There is also a post on her page explaining it. Before calling the most talented designer in our country, as a wannabe fashion journalist you should’ve checked. Her silhouettes are inspired by street culture and her boys from hip hop who are now helping her with the business. That’s where it came from. From her sons” (sic)
Rhea further talked about how Anamika is a true artist in every sense and she has been working with the designer for very long now. She said, “She is a true original and a true artist, far from plagiarism. She lives in her own world in Calcutta but is astute and talented enough to pick up the pulse of what’s going on. Your post is truly irresponsible and heartbreaking. AWOK which isn’t hyphenated as ‘A-OK is, is inspired by virgil who in turn is inspired by Kim jones, raf simons and Prada. Trends and pop culture inform us all, but irresponsible name calling is shameful. And Anamika’s copy says ‘everything will be ak-ok'”
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