Indian fashion on the Cannes Red Carpet

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The 66th Cannes Festival is fast approaching and the stars are getting ready to hit the red carpet. The 11 day event will see Vidya Balan join the jury panel starting on May 15th. As well as Vidya, who will wear an Indian outfit, Sonam Kapoor plans to wear an Indian outfit for one of the red carpets.

Sonam told NDTV, “I always walk two red carpets for Cannes and make it a point to wear an Indian outfit on at least one occasion. I had previously worn Masaba Gupta and Anamika. I will wear an Indian outfit for sure for one or both the red carpet events.”

She added, “This is my third year at the Cannes. I am excited to be walking the red carpet in the opening ceremony.”

Alongside Sonam, Aishwarya Rai and Freida Pinto will also be seen walking the red carpet but Sonam is not threatened. “All three of us represent India and we will not compete on who looks better among us. We have Indian skin and use Indian make up, so if we compare it with white skin, neither sides will win.”

Since Sonam is set on what she is wearing, she offered a piece of advice for fellow actress Vidya Balan, “Vidya will look beautiful in chiffons and mulls, and she should wear pearls.”

Vidya on the other hand appears to be focusing on the fact she will be on the jury panel and told PTI at the official launch of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, “I am not thinking so much of my wardrobe. I see myself in a sari even when I am sleeping. So you will see me in a sari in Cannes.”

Actress Ameesha Patel who will also wear Indian attire designed by none other than Manish Malhotra said in a statement, “Nothing looks better on an Indian woman than a sari or lehengha.”

Sonam appears to agree as she said, “I don’t think Indian clothes or make up is subtle. I think Indian women like the whole idea of being made up. Indian girls love the drama.”

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