The Oscars. Check. Golden Globes. Check. The Grammys. Check. Met Gala. Check. What is the one thing which is common among all the mentioned events? Apart from music, movies and awards, one thing which binds all of them together is the shiny, glittery, the royal red carpet. All the red carpet events that the fashion world dives into with hawk eyes have been done with for the year 2015. All except one. Festival De Cannes, better known as the Cannes Film Festival. It is that time of the year when the shutterbugs in France and the fashion police across the globe have their eyes on the Cannes red carpet. And when it comes to appearances at the festival, Bollywood, over the decade, has been very prominent at the festival . With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan leading the pack, over the years a bevy of Indian stars have followed suit. This year, Katrina Kaif has made her debut at the prestigious film festival. Here we look at the top Bollywood appearances at the Cannes Film Festival over the years:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya can be easily called as the ‘Face of India’ at the Cannes. She made her debut at the festival in the year 2002 for the screening of her film ‘Devdas’ co starring Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Since then, till date she has been casting a spell at The Cannes Film festival.
Once a King, always a King. And the thing about Shah Rukh is that he has always been one. He made his first and only appearance at the festival, arriving in a horse drawn carriage along with co-star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. And the gentleman that Khan is, he also made sure Ash lands safely on the red carpet.
Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema as well as to representing his Hollywood debut The Great Gatsby, Big B made an appearance at the 2013 edition of the festival.
The fashion icon of India has taken her impeccable sense of style across seven seas straight to the Cannes Film Festival, making multiple red carpet appearances.
At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Deepika Padukone made an appearance in a gorgeous Rohit Bal saree, that stunned one and all.
Another Bachchan to have made his mark at The Cannes, Abhishek made a suave appearance with wifey Aishwarya at the festival, who had her newly wed glow intact.
Vidya Balan was present at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. Staying true to her Indian ethnic style, she had to face brickbats from the fashion police all over for her red carpet looks.
Since Slumdog Millionaire, the beautiful Freida Pinto has been carving a niche all across the globe for Indian cinema. And her appearances at Cannes have been no less.
A regular on the Cannes carpet , Mallika Sherawat had a live snake for company at the premiere of her film 2010 film Hisss.
And last but not the least. Fresh from the oven, the latest Bollywood celebrity to make an appearance at the Cannes. The scintillating Katrina Kaif.
By Vikas Nopany