Cannes’ Bollywood Brigade – Stop Being Fashion Victims

Generated by  IJG JPEG LibraryWhen I wrote about 2.5 Kilo arms of Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan many trashed me for being mean and talking about body parts of the Bollywood divas. I can live with it but the thumb rule of fashion is that one should wear an ensemble that compliments their body and not wear something just because it is in fashion. Blindly succumbing to a fad is not being fashionable. It’s being a sad fashion victim!ash_flesh bulging

A big-buck couture gown by a famous couturier neither does justice to the lady wearing it nor benefits the designer if the ensemble does not compliment the diva’s look. There is no doubt that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is beautiful, gorgeous and classy. Nothing can take that away from her. But when she wears a body-hugging tiered gown by Oscar de la Renta that pushes out her fleshy bits around the under-arms, it is definitely not fashionable. (I have posted a picture by Getty Images so that you don’t accuse me of photoshopping!)

sonam-kapoor-elie saabSonam Kapoor wore that yolk coloured Elie Saab gown that made her look like she had a miserable day at a chicken poultry farm chasing chickens. How can one ignore but comment on such a disaster.

21cannes-richa-chadda2_gauri&nainikaFashion should not be followed blindly. Make your own fashion statement rather than succumbing to the aura of big-ticket couture labels. I liked what Richa Chadha wore – the powder pink Gauri and Nainika ensemble. Keep it simple ladies!

Cannes 2015 Sees Desi ’21/2 Kilos Ke Haath’

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16:  Sonam Kapoor attends the Premiere of "The Sea Of Trees" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Katrina Kaif attends the "Mad Max : Fury Road"  Premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai waves as she arrives for the screening of the film "Asphalte" (Macadam Stories) at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 17, 2015.   AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS        (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Sonam Kapoor had their red-carpet moment at the Cannes 2015. They all wore couture gowns and pouted for the paparazzi. Katrina Kaif was the first one from Team L’Oreal at the French Riviera. She wore a nude Oscar de la Renta gown and a red Elie Saab mermaid gown but who the hell suggested that reddish tinge on her hair??? It was such a disaster. And that ‘selfie’ moment with Jullianne Moore – all you see is Kat’s long nose.

CFOG_FAUgAEXx-Dsonam-kapoor-cannes-film-festival-2015_143180130020katrina-julianmoore-cannes2015Coming to the ‘Babes in Blue’Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a Elie Saab gown that gave a peek of her thighs and Sonam Kapoor in a Ralph and Russo deep-neck gown, were high on fashion but what to do with those big arms that both the ladies are blessed with. They beat Sunny Deol’s ’21/2 Kilo ke Haath’. Sonam Kapoor’s pictures were later hurriedly photoshopped by L’Oreal to take-off inches from those butter-chicken fed arms but by then it was too late.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dd some valuable work at Cannes. She joined in Salma Hayek and Parker Posey leading a call for greater gender equality in film at Cannes on Saturday. Speaking at the forum organised by trade magazine Variety and UN Women’s HeForShe campaign, the actors spoke of their own experiences of institutional sexism and called on studios, audiences and journalists to alter the discourse.

Alia Bhatt Does A Knicker-Flash

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Alia Bhatt_Knicker Flash

The rising star of Bollywood – Alia Bhatt did a knicker-flash lately. I know lot of readers and Alia Bhatt’s fans will hate me for this but I personally believe that fame is a double-edged sword. It avails you loads of perks and give you some pain too! Hence the celebrity got to deal with it as she is in the public space.

AliaBhatt02Alia Bhatt has earned the reputation of B-Town’s fashionista, second to none other than Bollywood’s favorite fashionista – Sonam Kapoor. Sonam flashed side-boobs in Cannes but lot of desi designers stated that side-boob exposure is a global trend. Hope knicker-flashing isn’t a fad too.

When a famous personality goes to an event knowing that their would be scores of photographers, she should keep in mind to wear a dress that doesn’t lead to a fashion faux-pas. Wearing a short dress is perfectly all right for Alia Bhatt but then she should have taken care to sit down properly with her knees locked and tilted to one side to avoid any unwanted snaps captured by the shutterbugs. Alia it is time you practice the Victorian style of propriety and learn how to maintain poise and elegance while wearing a short dress.

Cannes Saw Sonam Kapoor’s Fleshy Side-Boobs

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Sonam_side_boobs_Cannes 2014

Sonam Kapoor who is at the Cannes Film Festival as a brand ambassadress for L’Oreal India stepped out in a gorgeous Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture gown for the premiere of ‘The Homesman’. The black gown was complemented by jewels from Chopard and the hairdo replicated old Hollywood style.



But did Sonam Kapoor do justice to the elegant Elie Saab gown? My answer is a ‘NO’. Why? Well Sonam’s side-boobs were visible and some major folds of flesh popped-out between the arm and the boobs. My dear friend – designer Raakesh Agarvwal argued that side boob is a big big trend this season on the red carpet….. many international stars have done it this red carpet…… but i agree with you Jaydeep….. it does not suit her body type…… u need to be so toned for that…… Xx

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Sonam_Side-Boobs_Cannes 2014

Other friends shared their opinion too and I tried to counter them:

Vipul Asija I think the style demanded it. But she has double taped both sides to hide.

Jaydeep Ghosh Vipul Asija flesh is oozing out…

Jaydeep Ghosh Vipul is too coy in seeing the flaws…love handles, bye/bye arms n doughnuts …is love blinding Vipul’s vision? Or those tyres on the femme-fat ales belly area???

Meeta Chowdhery felt Sonam showed side-boobs bcoz shes a sidey’.

Some friends came out with thing more exciting:

Vipul Asija (He Finally Agreed to my viewpoint!) This is another angle. It indeed does look like she hid her boobs from sides.flesh is indeed oozing out.

Sakala Appachu Debrass (She is a former supermodel from India) I like her style, the girls got it, maybe she is channelling Gweneth Paltrow??  I an mot sure if Sakala is drawing parallels between Gwyneth and Sonam for body-bush issue. Did Sonam give a peekaboo of her underarm bush too???

Saurabh Sengupta kept on suggesting, ‘use a more traditional term // she doesn’t has bOObs’.

Yasmin Kidwai (asked Saurabh why aren’t they boobs?) y not

Jaydeep Ghosh Saurabh Sengupta if those aren’t boobs, what are they? Watermelons??? Pretty please spell out what you have in mind dude!



Bagwati Found Her Bagwala

pernia_cortoIt is good news that the infamous Bagwati Pernia Qureshi has found love in a BagwalaCorto Moltedo. Now atleast she won’t try to smuggle out loads of designer bags through customs without paying duties. By the way I sonam1wonder why Sonam Kapoor who made Pernia Qureshi and Corto Moltedo’s lip-lock picture public is silent about her own love affair with Barcelona based Sahir Berry?

Corto Moltedo with his clutchesNow more about the BagwalaCorto Moltedo. He is the son of Bottega Veneta founders, Laura and Vittorio Moltedo, and learnt the craft of bag-making during summers at the factory. Bottega Veneta was sold to the Gucci group in 2001 and Corto founded his own namesake label in 2004. Sonam Kapoor is one of Moltedo’s celebrity customers.

Pernia and Corto met in Karachi where Corto Moltedo was showcasing his clutches to the Pakistani elite over a trunk show.