Priyanka, Deepika, Kangana awe onlookers at Cannes red carpet

Priyanka, Deepika, Kangana awe onlookers at Cannes red carpet
Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut. Photo: Instagram
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Cannes: The Cannes Film Festival red carpet was adorned by Indian actors-Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut.

For her debut at the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas looked fiery in a bold black and red embellished ensemble, a custom creation by Roberto Cavalli.

She carried the strapless gown with a thigh-high slit with panache.

The former Miss World took to the red carpet with a smile on her face and folded her hands to gesture 'Namaste'. Her accessories were limited to statement earrings, while her hair was left simple in loose curls.

Priyanka is at the gala for a brand association. Earlier on Thursday, she was seen here in a white ensemble inspired by what the late Lady Diana once wore to the Cannes Film Festival.

Priyanka had made cryptic Instagram posts ahead of her visit to the Cannes Film Festival, suggesting that her outfits may be inspired by fashion icons such as Lady Diana, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren.

Priyanka, Deepika, Kangana awe onlookers at Cannes Film Festival
Actor Deepika Padukone at Cannes red carpet. Photo: Instagram

Deepika goes dramatic with big bow

Actress Deepika Padukone went as dramatic as it could get for her red carpet appearance at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, where she wore a cream dress with a gigantic bow taking most of the attention away from her striking make-up and unique hairdo.

Deepika, here to represent a cosmetics brand, wore a creation by designer Peter Dundas for the event. The cream gown had a front slit, a plunging neckline, exaggerated sleeves and a bow.

Her eye make-up exuded drama with dark reverse winged eyeliner and a sleek and neat high ponytail.

She looked fresh and wore her confidence on her sleeve as her face showed no sign of fatigue even though she got ready amid a tight schedule, and her husband, actor Ranveer Singh paid a compliment as always.

"BABY," wrote Ranveer, who expressed his excitement with several exclamation marks. He also called her "elegance ki moorat."

After landing in the city on Thursday, Deepika had posted an Instagram video, sharing: "We have just landed. We have to settle in because we don't have much time. As soon as we get into hotel, we have to start with hair and make-up and literally a five minute fitting. Let's go."

Ahead of her Cannes trip, she had asked her fans to help her choose an outfit."Do you think I should wear red on the red carpet? Yes or No," she had posted on her Instagram Story.

Clearly, she surprised fans with her choice of outfit.

Actress Kangana Ranaut.
Actor Kangana Ranaut at Cannes Film Festival's red carpet. Photo: IANS

Kangana Ranaut goes traditional

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who chose to flaunt a traditional Kanjeevaram sari styled with a twist with a corset and gloves at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival here, said she considers nationalism spiritual in nature.

At the India Pavilion of the ongoing gala here on Thursday, Kangana spoke about her journey, the changes in the industry, the need to take care of technicians and her idea of nationalism among other things.

She said: "I don't know when and how nationalism and being liberal became two different things because nationalism is something very spiritual in nature. When you identify with another being, when you fall in love with someone, it is such an exhilarating feeling. You include them, and you feel one with them. And if you identify with a set of people, that makes your family, right? And then you start to identify with your village, your caste people... It expands your experience of inclusiveness.

The National Award-winning actress, who is here courtesy a brand association with Grey Goose, wore a gold sari for her bold fashion statement. She was at the India Pavilion with Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and censor board chief Prasoon Joshi.

As forthright as she is in sharing her views, Kangana delved upon some changes that need to be brought about in the way a film set functions.

"Our technicians are hugely devalued and there are people who do stunts... there is no insurance for them. Human life, the way it is treated on sets, it's so sad. Some people have no value of time. Shifts of 8 hours run to 12 hours and some people get so consumed by the so-called fashion and the lack of planning and organising things, that things roll into lunch breaks, snack breaks and there is so much delay... Actors, directors go into their vans, eat on time, they take care of their diet, but the way a unit is treated is definitely something we must look at," said the actress, who directed "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi".

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