‘Festival Of Films, Not Clothes’ Nandita Das Takes A Dig At Indian Celebrities Attending Cannes

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival is exactly what its name suggests – a film festival. It takes place for two weeks every year in the month of May and it celebrates cinematic talents and their brilliance in the field. Every year, nearly two thousand films are submitted out of which about fifty competing films are screened under different categories in the festival. Big names in the field of cinema from across the world gather together for the event and for every film enthusiast, attending the festival at least once in their lives is a dream.

However, in recent times, the event has become less about cinema and more about fashion. From elaborate outfits to celebrities and influencers walking down the red carpet, somewhat the entire essence of the festival has been lost. For example, among the celebrities who represented India were Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Urvashi Rautela, Sara Ali Khan, Esha Gupta, and social media influencers like Ranveer Allahbadia, Dolly Singh, Masoom Minawala, and Niharika NM.

One would really wonder what they, the influencers, were doing at the event.

Indian actor and filmmaker Nandita Das has attended the Cannes Film Festival in the past quite a few times. Recently, she took to Instagram to share a few pictures of herself from the event and took a slight dig at the Indian celebrities who have turned it into a fashion event.

“Sadly missing Cannes this year. Sometimes people seem to forget that it is a festival of films and not of clothes!” she wrote.

She is also one such celebrity who doesn’t flinch from wearing a saree at international events. So in all her pictures, you’ll find her gracing her roots via her outfits.

“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. 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!” she wrote.

Here’s a look at her post:


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A subtle but a very evident point has been made!

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