Saree To Veshti: A Look At The Indian Celebs Who Graced Cannes 2023 Red Carpet In Desi Outfits

Cannes Film Festival is the place where actors, directors, producers, and everyone associated with the global entertainment industry get together under one roof to celebrate the movies that had a huge impact, nationally and internationally. This is where we also see the face behind some of the critically acclaimed films.

And while many Indian actors made it to the Cannes 2023 carpet, several Indian filmmakers and public figures also graced the event. Among them were some who rocked the red carpet with desi outfits.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. L Murugan led the Indian delegates at the Cannes Film Festival. He wore a white shirt and a traditional ‘Veshti’ proudly flaunting the rich Indian heritage and culture.

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“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 was quoted saying.

He also inaugurated the India Pavilion at Cannes 2023.

Journalist and critic Meenakshi Shedde made us proud as she reserved a chair as the jury member on International Critics’ Week. On the red carpet on the opening night of the event, she walked wearing a black handloom saree with splashes of pink and orange hue.

Along with her, the other jury members were Franz Rogowski, Kim Yutani, Audrey Diwan, and Rui Pocas.

Oscar-winning documentary, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ producer Guneet Monga was also clicked wearing a golden saree.

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Veteran Manipuri actor Kangabam Tomba also attended the Cannes Red Carpet in traditional Manipuri attire.

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Not just Indian clothes, but Indian flavours were also served at the table at the esteemed festival. You can hear the chef talking about the food served to the Indian delegates at Cannes at the dinner organized by MoS Dr. L. Murugan.

People were overjoyed and lauded these Indian personalities for wearing desi clothes to the Cannes red carpet. However, Sara Ali Khan was trolled for arriving in a traditional lehenga at the same event. Just saying!

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