Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might say sporting a purple lipstick at Cannes was a call taken by her cosmetic brand but Sonam Kapoor believes the Sarbjit actor opted for the shade because she wanted to be “talked about”.
“The whole idea of fashion and make-up is for people to discuss it and I guess she wanted to be discussed. She achieved what she wanted to achieve with it, which I think is great,” said Sonam.
Sonam, who is also one of the celebrity faces of the cosmetic brand, said she liked the colour and felt Aishwarya carried it off with “an aplomb.”
When asked if she would ever try a shade like that, the Neerja actor said, “I have done purple lipstick in the past, I have even done black for a shoot... People haven’t spoken about me!” One of Sonam’s red carpet appearance at the coveted festival, a saree-inspired long white gown, was also poked fun at.
Unfazed by it, Sonam, who found the gown her best outfit, said, “There were just one or two people (who cracked jokes on the dress) but I think it was my most incredible look. I don’t believe in taking anything personally. I dress for myself and I felt beautiful.” Interestingly, the actor stuck to just one designer brand, Ralph & Russo. “They (Michael and Tamara) are very good friends of mine. I spent New Years with them. I wanted to do something Indian-inspired and they kind of love India and love me. That’s why I did jhumkas and a saree-gown, which I think was incredible.”
While fashion critics and young women keep a close eye on stars’ red carpet outfits at Cannes, for Sonam, the festival is about broadening her horizon as an actor by meeting international artists.
“I have always tried mixing Indian elements with my outfits at Cannes because it is an international platform. This year was no different. I wanted to represent my country abroad,” said Sonam.
The Khoobsurat actor also said that she does not take the tag too seriously, “You can’t let these things affect you. I don’t think it (Twitter trolling) is that big. If you handle such things with grace and dignity, they won’t matter to you.”