Nandita Das Takes a Trip Down Cannes Memory Lane: It’s About Films, Not Fashion!
Amidst the dazzling glamour of the Cannes Film Festival, Nandita Das, the talented actor and director, took to social media to remind everyone of the festival’s true purpose. She shared some nostalgic throwback photos from her past Cannes experiences, featuring fellow stars like Divya Dutta, Rasika Dugal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Javier Bardem, and Salma Hayek. In her caption, she straightforwardly emphasized that Cannes is all about celebrating films, not just a fashion parade!
Nandita’s photos showcased her love for the elegant Indian sari, which she finds simple, hassle-free, and timeless. Each picture captured a unique moment from her Cannes journey, leaving us curious about the untold stories behind them. Encouraging her followers to join in the fun, Nandita invited them to create their own narratives and guess the years when the pictures were taken, spanning from 2005 to 2018.
Vivek Agnihotri, another filmmaker, shared a similar sentiment, reminding everyone that Cannes primarily revolves around films, not fashion. His words struck a chord with Nandita and others in the industry. Meera Chopra, an actress, also weighed in, sharing her own experience from last year’s festival and highlighting how the focus on fashion in Bollywood can sometimes overshadow the true essence of the event.
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This year’s Cannes witnessed a star-studded red carpet with celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Sara Ali Khan, Mrunal Thakur, Manushi Chhillar, Esha Gupta, Diana Penty, and more, making headlines with their stunning outfits. Alongside them, personalities such as Aman Gupta from Shark Tank, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Urvashi Rautela, Sapna Choudhary, and Shannon, daughter of singer Kumar Sanu, added to the glamour of the festival.
Amidst the glitz and fashion extravaganza, Nandita Das and Vivek Agnihotri’s voices serve as a gentle reminder of the true essence of Cannes—a celebration of the art of cinema. It’s a platform where filmmakers, actors, and artists from around the world come together to showcase their talent and engage in meaningful conversations. Let’s not lose sight of Cannes’ core purpose, where films take centre stage and storytelling reigns supreme.