‘Aisha’ Highlights The ‘Emma’ Delhi Girls
Similar to the character of Sonam Kapoor in ‘Aisha’, the movie (an inspiration from Jane Austin’s ‘Emma’) has shifted the focus to all the modern-day Emma like girls. These up-market girls wear branded shades and go street shopping like crazy in the capital city, New Delhi.
The novel talks about Miss Emma ,the rich 1815 girl, who lives in Highbury, England. She is witty, beautiful and can bewitch anyone with her style! Quite alike, the modern day Emma has all the similar traits, but she is sexy, bitchy, and arrogant and loves the city street market.
Sonam, who played a modern day Emma in Aisha also adds, “I play a typical south Delhi brat with a Modern School background. You will see me jogging in Lodhi Garden and shopping in Select Citywalk.”
This is exactly, what highlights all the modern day Emma-like girls who would be seen chatting and gossiping around in GK-I café of Delhi, jogging in Lodhi Garden and hanging around with guys in the major malls.
Another Emma girl of Delhi, Rochie Rana a radio jockey and a writer adds, “Where else in the Capital will you spot Dilli ki Emma? Gossiping in a GK-I café? Splurging in Santushti? Jogging in Lodhi Garden? I find Emmas in Khan Market all the time.”
Rochie is writing a novel ‘No Sex in the Urban City’ and it will be released soon, the novels also talks about this typical crowd of girls in the metropolitans.
She further adds, “I see them buying flashy chappals in the market’s front lane with Dior glasses perched on their nose. In the 19th century classic, the protagonist Emma is fond of matchmaking and mingles with the crème de la crème of her society.”
“The final word on style, Emma was pretty, opinionated, class-conscious and patronizing towards people of other backgrounds. If Austen’s novel was set in today’s Delhi,Emma would have lived on what is the right side of the Yamuna.”
So, Emma’s are the most easily spotted things in Delhi and makes the concept of latest release, ‘Aisha’ more prominent and factual. They are born in the elite families and are blessed with beauty, status and youth from the very beginning.