Ditch the gown, girls... go desi at Cannes!

By Hindustan Times

Shun the gown and charm the world in the six-yard wonder. That’s the fashion advice designers unanimously dole out to actors Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto, who’ll be attending the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival that opens today in France.

“Sari is a big fashion statement globally. There are so many Hollywood beauties who’ve worn it of late ... it’d be lovely to see our actors wear a new-age sari, even a sari-gown at Cannes,” says designer Gaurav Gupta. Designer Anupama Dayal, known for her funky sari designs, says the garment is revolutionising international red-carpet fashion.

“It may be a cliché but it’s true that Indian women look gorgeous in a sari, and no better time to wear it than now,” she says. Dayal’s pick for Aishwarya, who will walk the red carpet on May 24 and 25, w