Nandita Das reminds Cannes 'is a festival of films and not of clothes', takes a sly dig at celebrities walking the red carpet


The 76th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival kickstarted on a starry note in the French Riviera. With a good degree of Indian representation, the film festival also became an attraction for the sartorial sensibilities of celebrities. Walking the red carpet in exquisite couture, stars are leaving their glitter behind. Nandita Das, who can be rightfully called a Cannes veteran, shared a series of pictures on social media and reminded her colleagues of what the festival is all about. 

She took a subtle yet indirect dig at celebrities walking the red carpet and shared pictures of herself dressed in 'simple, elegant and Indian' sarees. Nandita wrote, "Sadly missing Cannes this year. Sometimes people seem to forget that it is a festival of films and not of clothes! Considering I can’t show you the amazing films I watched or the conversations I have had or take you back in time when Manto premiered there."


The actor-director added, "Here are a few images through the years in Cannes. And only the ones in Saris as there is a fair amount of chatter about the ‘celebrities who wore saris in Cannes’. Well it is surely my go-to garment. Simple, elegant and Indian. Least fussy - easy to get in and get out of it! Each of the images have an interesting story behind it but too long to share. So feel free to make up your own story from the photos you see. And guess the year they are from - 2005, 20013, 2016-2018!"

Workwise, Nandita directed Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami's Zwigato. 

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