Chennai, always known as the destination of tradition and customs is now
going vogue! Actress turned business woman, Sona Heiden of Sivapathikaram,
Kuselan fame has launched her brand recently called Uniq- an international
fashion accessory store right here at Chennai.
To add to the glitz, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was flown from
Mumbai for the launch at Taj Coromandel. Uniq will have handbags, belts,
footwear, hats, scarves, rings, ear rings, nose rings, stomach rings,
chains, bangles, anklets, sunglasses and much more both for men and women.
All these accessories are hand picked by Sona from Singapore and other
countries and the best part is no two pieces are alike. Says Sona, "I have
hand picked very selective brands that will suit the tastes of Chennaities.
I can assure you that no two pieces will be similar.
As the name suggests, Uniq, you can stand out from the crowd by adorning
with the accessories which the other person will not have. In fact, I have
seen to it that not two pairs of footwear are similar." Sona also said that
there will be only one size of footwear's, so the lucky ones get the best
So how did she plan to enter into business from cinema? "I always like to
have some control over things and want to stand on my own. I also wanted to
do something that interests me and that is why I entered into business,
though I will also be doing films side by side. I have quite a few offers in
my kitty. Business is my second part of my life and my career." Sona is also
planning to open Uniq in other metros by next year and she says with ease
that she can manage both business and cinema, as technology has improved so
much, she can as well keep in touch with everything regularly. So which will
be her first priority? Cinema or Uniq? "Well, films are definitely my first
priority." She says with a smile.
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Shilpa Shetty launches UNIQ
Meanwhile, at the launch, Shilpa Shetty made heads turn with her fuchsia
dress. She readily posed for the press photographers with a smile and
congratulated Sona on her new venture. So is the Macarena and Mr. Romeo girl
planning to act in Tamil movies? "I have always admired Tamil cinema and
sharing screen space with Prabhu Deva and Vijay- the two dancing kings was
like awesome. I always like Vikram, Vijay, Rajini ji, Kamal ji a lot and
would love to act with them in Tamil movies. If a nice script comes along
the way, why not give a try?" says the pretty actress with a smile. She
So here is
Uniq, and go
there and get
there is a lot
in store for
Chennai 600 018.