Sonam Kapoor Claps Back To Shady Comments About Coldplay/Beyoncé "Hymn For the Weekend" Cameo

By Ariel Celeste Johnson ( | Feb 04, 2016 03:30 PM EST
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In the latest work of art from Coldplay, we were taken to the beautiful splendor of India. The "Hymn for the Weekend" music video featuring Beyoncé gives several nods to various aspects of Indian culture. Viewers can even get a glimpse of one of Bollywood's hottest stars, Sonam Kapoor. However, her fans are making shady comments and feel slighted by the fact she's only in a few shots. Kapoor clapped back by saying, "It's f*cking Coldplay, dude."

Bollywood meets Coldplay is a big effing deal. Sonam Kapoor, among the highest paid Indian actresses, knows that and didn't hesitate once to seize the opportunity. Cold Play lead singer Chris Martin had his agent reach out to Kapoor's agent with a personal invite for her to join the "Hymn for the Weekend" production.

"My agent was like: 'It's just three shots.' But I was like, 'It's f*cking Coldplay, dude," said Kapoor.

 Her fear gave her courage to fight back. Here is the second poster of #Neerja! releasing Feb 19 2016!

A photo posted by sonamkapoor (@sonamkapoor) on Jan 20, 2016 at 9:41pm PST

The Internet has been buzzing with naysayers who disapprove Kapoor's part in the video because she is such a huge part of Bollywood culture, but given a mere 5-second stint in the video. Fans and haters alike view this lack of representation as cultural appropriation since it does not accurately depict Kapoor as the notable figure she is.

Kapoor, who has been a fan of the British band since high school, gracefully shut down all shady comments. To make her haters even angrier, she also touted the exclusive benefits and perks that came along with the video deal.

"I am a huge fan of Coldplay...and if somebody told me at 16 that I was going to be in a [Coldplay] video, I would go: 'shut up.'" She continued by saying "I get VIP access to them forever. So on my birthday, I get to take all my friends for a concert."

Sonam Kapoor = unbothered.

The lack of Bollywood star representation is not the only reason the Hymn for the Weekend video has come under fire. This video has been at the center of cultural appropriation debate because of Beyoncé's bedazzled head piece and Coldplay's color run scene.

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