CANNES: Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut chose a heavily sequinned but sensual black sari as she exuded ‘old world charm’ with her bouffant-inspired hairdo for her first appearance at the 71st Cannes Film Festival yesterday.
The stylish actor looked resplendent in a Sabyasachi Mukherjee sari. The designer’s official Instagram page described it as an ultra-glamorous rendition of the brand’s famous akash-tara (starry skies) sari.
“The sari is hand-dyed and embellished with hand-cut sequins that are individually sewn using zardosi technique to create a metallic, yet fluid fabric,” the caption read.
Kangana’s look was accessorised with a Sabyasachi batua and the teenmaniya choker, crafted out of rose-cut diamonds, Colombian emeralds and pearls from the Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery Collection.
Kangana’s makeup and hairstyle also represented the 60s with soft curls, porcelain skin and a bold eyeliner.
This is the Queen actor’s first time at the gala. She is representing Grey Goose, which is celebrating cinematic excellence through its global platform Vive Le Cinema.
The brand is the official celebration partner at Cannes every year and this year, Kangana was chosen to represent and celebrate Indian cinema at the Cannes Film Festival.
The starlet was also invited for an interactive session at the India Pavilion where she had a discussion with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi on women in Indian films.
Speaking at the session, Kangana said the times have changed and gender bias is not the norm anymore in the film industry.
Asked if she is an exception, Kangana said, “I am not an exception. With the modernisation and the way the world has changed…the difference between men and women have changed. There is a certain equality that has come about in the system.”
Kangana was also seen looking absolutely regal in a bespoke pink sari at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception in Mumbai a day earlier.