Bollywood star Sara Ali Khan is making sure that she unleashes her fashionable avatar at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
After making her Cannes debut in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla lehenga, the 'Simmba' star stole the show at the opening night party in a black and gold outfit. She looked gorgeous in the black strapless dress with gold embellishment. She accentuated her ensemble with a matching black purse.
At the party, she bumped into model Naomi Campbell and the duo posed for a happy picture at the bash. While hitting the Cannes red carpet, Sara spoke to the shutterbugs about representing Indian culture.
She said: "It's (outfit) a traditional and modern Indian handmade design by Abu and Sandeep (Khosla). I've always been proud of my Indianness. It embodies who I am, it's fresh, it's modern and also has traditional roots."
Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla described their creation as an exquisite hand-embroidered multi-panel skirt: "The intricate shadow work embroidery, adorning each unique panel, showcases a mesmerising calendar of designs from our archives of couture down the years."
The Cannes Film Festival opened this week and will conclude on May 27. Established in 1946, the festival serves as a platform for filmmakers to showcase their works and compete for prestigious awards, including the Palme d'Or, which is the highest prize awarded at the festival.
Indian actresses Anushka Sharma, Manushi Chillar and Esha Gupta are also currently in Cannes for the 76th edition of the festival.
India’s Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L. Murugan, who is leading the Indian delegation at this year’s festival, posed with producer Guneet Monga behind the Oscar-winning documentary 'The Elephant Whisperers'.
"The embroidery on the shirt has been done by my local tailor. It makes me immensely proud to wear the tricolour on my chest. Since we are doing so many events and showcasing our heritage at the G20 year-long plan, it is only fit that we tell the world about it," he said.
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This year's special focus will be on India's culture and heritage at the India Pavilion, where the theme is based on the Goddess of knowledge Saraswati. It has been designed by the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, around “Showcasing India's Creative Economy” to the global community.