India at Cannes 2019: Only fashion, no films

Posted on May 7, 2019


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It’s great to see Indian fashionistas flaunt their stuff at the world’s biggest film festival. It would have been greater to see a few Indian films, too.

There’s a video out there titled “Deepika Padukone prepares for Cannes Film Festival 2019 red carpet”. There’s another one: “Ranveer Singh to attend Cannes Film Festival with Deepika”. India is definitely making a splash at Cannes. I, for one, can’t wait to see what Ranveer will wear. (A suit of feathers, perhaps, in honour of the Gallic Rooster, the national symbol of France?) Our newspapers and web sites are going to be full of it. The designers. The looks. Whether Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s still got it, and ranking her various looks. (She’s going, isn’t she? She always does.) Oh, Sonam Kapoor, too. To celebrate her becoming Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, the British designer duo Ralph & Russo created their first ever lehenga. Ever since I heard this news, I’ve been imagining Sonam twirling her leg to this line in Choli ke peechhe kya hai: “Resham ka lehenga mera / Lehenga hai mehenga mera”.

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