Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might say sporting a purple lipstick at Cannes was a call but Sonam Kapoor considers the Sarbjit celebrity opted for the color because she desired 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,” Sonam said.
Aishwarya, who finished at Cannes this year, shocked all and one when she attended screening of a film swearing a purple lipcolour. Sonam said the actress should be happy with the attention she got when asked what she felt about the flak and Aishwarya’s purple lips outing it received.
When told that Aishwarya has called it L’Oreal’s prerogative, 30, Sonam, quipped, “I don’t think she walked for L’Oreal that day. There was an Amul ad on it, people were discussing it. I think it was great to do it on a 15th year, it’s cool. She was trending everywhere.”
Sonam, who is also among the star faces of the cosmetic brand, said she liked the colour and felt Aishwarya carried it off with “an aplomb.” I have even done black for a shoot… when asked if she’d ever try a shade like this, the Neerja performer said, “ purple lipstick has been done by me before Folks have’t spoken about me!”
One of Sonam’s red carpet appearance at the festival that was enviable, a saree-inspired long white gown, was also poked fun at. Unfazed by it, Sonam, who found the gown her best ensemble, said, “There were only one or two people (who cracked jokes on the dress) but I think it was my most incredible look. I do’t believe in taking anything personally.
Interestingly, the actress stuck to just one designer brand, Ralph & Russo. “They (Michael and Tamara) are really good buddies of mine. I spent New Years together. I needed to do something Indian- they kind of love India and inspired and love me.
While young women and trend critics keep a close eye on stars’ red carpet outfits for Sonam, at Cannes, the festival is about broadening her horizon as an actor by meeting international artists. “Meeting people across the world always broadens your horizon. Being a part of Indian film industry is like you are living in a cucoon. You don’t feel like there’s more to life than that.”