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Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show

May 28, 2012, 2:23 pm
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • The annual Cannes International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the latest and best in the fashion world. Indian actresses staged a proud march down the Red Carpet as the curtains came down on the most celebrated cinematic jamboree across the globe.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • From international divas like Angelina Jolie and Diane Kruger to Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya Rai and Mallika Sherawat, everyone puts her most stylish foot forward at the gala.

    Actress Sonam Kapoor attends the Winners Dinner Arrivals during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 27, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Sonam, brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris, represented the cosmetic giant at the fest for the second consecutive year.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • "The Cannes film festival is the oldest and most prestigious film festival where the best in cinema gets showcased. I am excited to be at the closing ceremony where the best films will get awarded," said Sonam.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • The brand completed 15 years as the official make-up partner for the fest this year and to celebrate the occasion, the 26-year-old walked the red carpet at the closing ceremony on May 27.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Sonam, who was Cannes-bound this year too, stole the limelight during her debut appearance at the festival in 2011 when she opted for a gown by Jean Paul Gaultier.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Sonam Kapoor attends the Closing Ceremony and 'Therese Desqueyroux' premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festivalon May 27, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Sonam Kapoor poses for portrait photographs during the 65th international film festival in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 27, 2012.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • What with some of Aishwarya Rai's disappointing choices of attire in previous seasons of the fest, Indian beauties, including Aishwarya, now go out of their way to get the perfect look for their red carpet moment.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Actress Aishwarya Rai arrives for the screening of Cosmopolis at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Aishwarya Rai is a regular on the Cannes red carpet. But her visit to the 65th edition of the prestigious film festival is for a cause -- the former beauty queen helped raise funds for fight against AIDS at an auction there.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Aishwarya Rai arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 65th Cannes film festival, in Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • The actress was in Cannes May 24-25 and attended the L'Oreal Paris - amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) dinner that will help raise funds for the fight against AIDS.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Actress Mallika Sherawat arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Actresses Mallika Sherawat and Rose McGowan speak onstage during the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • "Eleven glorious years....the journey so far has been remarkable and truly memorable. This year, I am especially privileged as I also get to lend my support to a very important cause at the amfAR dinner, by helping raise funds for the fight against AIDS, at the AMFAR auction," Aishwarya, who has been attending the Cannes International Film Festival, as the face of L'Oreal Paris, said in a statement.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Acterss Niharika Singh attends the 'Miss Lovely' photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 24, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • In the past, international artists including Rachel McAdams have sported designs by Indian jewellery brand Amrapali at the gala as well.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Arjun and Mehr Rampal pose at the Cannes International film festival. Arjun tweeted this photo of him and his wife.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Actress Freida Pinto, currently basking in the limelight at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival, says she feels no pressure to live up to her style icon reputation.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • All eyes are currently set on Aishwarya, whose post-pregnancy weight has become the talk of the town in the Indian and international media alike.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Earlier, the former beauty queen-turned-actress received many brickbats for her sunflower yellow sari, parrot green sari and shimmering white gown, but she made up for her fashion misses with her selection of a one-shoulder gown by Elie Saab last year.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Aishwarya's Cannes look was much debated back home.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • "I really don't worry about things like being on the red carpet. To me it's a treat. It's kind of fun when you're the best dressed and I don't care when I'm seen as the worst dressed," Freida said.
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show
  • Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show