Tridev actor Sonam Khan made her first public appearance after three decades at the Jio World Plaza (mall) launch in Mumbai.
She looked gorgeous in a classic black and gold Sabyasachi ensemble as she walked the red carpet elegantly at the gala event. The plain black ensemble was enhanced with colourful embroidery detailing on the bottom and on the border of the dupatta, adding a pop of colour to her monochrome look.
Taking to Instagram, Sonam also posted how she felt attending an event after 30 years. The caption read as: After three full decades, I attended an event as grand as the @jioworldplaza opening. So much has changed, yet it has only gotten better with time.
She further said: Embracing new beginnings and empowering my dreams because it’s never too late to chase your passion and make them a reality. Life’s a journey, and I’m excited for this new chapter.
Acing the contemporary yet timeless look, Sonam accessorised her outfit with multiple colourful jewellery pieces that added a hint of sparkle to her versatile look.
Niece of industry veteran Raza Murad, Sonam joined films as a teenager and became known for films like Tridev, Vijay Ajooba and Vishwatma. She married filmmaker Rajiv Rai in 1991 and had a son Gaurav.
The three moved abroad in 1997 and after decades, she came back to India. The 50-year-old said she was looking to act again after giving it all up in the early 90s.
In 2016, she divorced Rajiv after years of separation. She is now married to an orthopaedic surgeon. Looking back at her acting career, she said although the period was challenging with no scripts, she got to work with the best actors.
The actor said she regretted leaving show business so early. She recalled, “But, when I got married, I was very young and I became this obedient wife, who used to listen to everything. Later, I realised I had got into a daily rut and needed to have a mind of my own. Back then, once an actress got married, her career was over. Before my 21st birthday, I was a mother and then, life went into fast-forward mode.”
She also added, “I also feel that our culture is a little hard on women (at least it was). They have to dress a certain way, look a certain way and when they get married, their entire life is supposed to revolve around their husband and kids.”
Sonam was last seen in the film Insaniyat in 1994. She lived in Puducherry for nearly three years before returning to Mumbai in 2015.