Quintessential Indian Poster-Girl Vidya Balan to Sport Signature Sarees at Cannes

Vidya Balan

Photography: vick'k'y idna'a'ni

Mumbai, May 14 (Washington Bangla Radio): While most would try to ape the west and don high-street couture for appearances at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Bollywood’s most celebrated actress Vidya Balan who travels to Cannes as part of the illustrious jury, will sport her signature Indian style on the occasion, as she represents India on the year of its 100th anniversary.

Says Vidya, “ I will be wearing sarees forever. My style mantra here is Indian so I am going to do the same at Cannes too. I also wear a lot of Kalidars ( Anarkali salwar kurtas) some of which I am going to wear there too. I am lucky enough to be dressed by the best designers in the country so I have little to worry about”.Adding that , “I stick to my favourite colours like maroon, black, mustard, so you will be seeing them in these shades.Sabyasachi is designing my clothes and Jayati Bose will be doing my styling for Cannes”.

The actress however maintains that fashion has never been a priority and is more excited to watch the best in world cinema - “ I will be watching the best of world cinema and celebrating Indian cinema and everything that’s Indian at the most celebrated film festival of the world. I am also looking forward to interactions with the jury and with other people from the filmmaking fraternity and deliberations with the jury. I think there is a lot that I will get to learn”.