Cannes 2012: Indian women steal the show

Movies | | May 28, 2012, 2:23 pm
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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.<br><br>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)

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)

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Sonam, brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris, represented the cosmetic giant at the fest for the second consecutive year.

Sonam, brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris, represented the cosmetic giant at the fest for the second consecutive year.

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In the past, international artists including Rachel McAdams have sported designs by Indian jewellery brand Amrapali at the gala as well.

In the past, international artists including Rachel McAdams have sported designs by Indian jewellery brand Amrapali at the gala as well.

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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)

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)

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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.

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.

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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)

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)

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Aishwarya's Cannes look was much debated back home.

Aishwarya's Cannes look was much debated back home.

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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

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

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Arjun and Mehr Rampal pose at the Cannes International film festival. Arjun tweeted this photo of him and his wife.

Arjun and Mehr Rampal pose at the Cannes International film festival. Arjun tweeted this photo of him and his wife.

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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.

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.

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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)

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)

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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)

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)

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Sonam Kapoor poses for portrait photographs during the 65th international film festival in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 27, 2012.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Sonam Kapoor poses for portrait photographs during the 65th international film festival in Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 27, 2012.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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)

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)

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.