‘BOL­LY­WOOD GOT IT RIGHT AT CANNES’

Huma Qureshi says that no one went over­board with their out­fits at the fes­ti­val

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com ■

From be­ing some­one who was body shamed dur­ing her ini­tial years in Bol­ly­wood to be­ing a fash­ion­ista in her own way, ac­tor Huma Qureshi (right) has stunned fash­ion crit­ics with her im­pec­ca­ble style state­ments. Asked if she saw the dresses the Bol­ly­wood ac­tors wore on the red car­pet at Cannes this year, Huma says, “Of course! I al­ways look for­ward to all the red car­pet ap­pear­ances and I’m al­ways ex­cited to know who is wear­ing what.”

So who was her favourite among Aish­warya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor? “Oh, I loved all of them. Even Shruti Haaasan was there, and she looked great. They all looked so beau­ti­ful yet so dif­fer­ent from one an­other,” says Huma, who at­tended the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val in 2012 for her film, Gangs of Wassey­pur. While many felt that Aish­warya went a bit over­board with her Cin­derella in­spired gown, Huma feels oth­er­wise. “I don’t think any­one went over the top this time. Rather, I feel Bol­ly­wood has fi­nally got it right af­ter so many years.” But why is it that only fash­ion and red car­pet out­fits make the most noise at an in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­val? “Hasn’t that al­ways been the case?” asks Huma, “Cannes has be­come syn­ony­mous with fash­ion, and style. Though our [Bol­ly­wood] films do get a chance to be shown there, but it’s much less. I hope we get more op­por­tu­ni­ties to take Hindi cinema to such a plat­form and get for­eign media to talk about it.”

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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