Fashion Alert! Indian Actresses Stun on the Cannes Red Carpet

While some Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya Rai will make their debuts at the Cannes Film Festival’s closing events later this week, actresses Freida Pinto, Mallika Sherawat, and Sonam Kapoor have already heated up the red carpet. Check out what these desi divas wore.

Frieda Pinto
Cannes Style: Versatile

Freida Pinto has been soaking up the limelight this week with almost five red carpet appearances. Pinto started off the festival in a light pink Michael Angel peplum gown with a multicolored bustier for the premiere of “Moonrise Kingdom”.


For the Cannes Opening Night Dinner later that evening, the actress looked bold in a black beaded Versace Atelier gown and bright pink lips. For the Rag & Bone premiere the next day, Pinto changed up her look yet again, sporting a lime green beaded Versace Atelier gown with a high slit.



And for the photo call for her new film “Desert Dancer”, Pinto looked youthful in a psychedelic full skirt and cropped top by Salvatore Ferragamo.


Mallika Sherawat
Cannes Style: Understated

Sherawat kicked off her festival appearances looking more subdued than usual in a stone-colored Victoria Beckham dress at the Cannes Indian Pavillion.


Donning a chiffon nude halter gown by Ali Mahdavi, Sherawat made her second appearance later in the week. Film critic Anupama Chopra tweeted Sherawat’s look, saying, “@MallikaLA unveiling her new, understated look in Cannes. She says the dress was actually stitched on her!”

(Photo via Twitpic by @anupamachopra)

Sonam Kapoor
Cannes Style: Classic

While Kapoor hasn’t had a big red carpet event at the Festival yet, she’s been giving subtle sneak peaks of her Cannes style since she arrived. Kapoor was spotted lounging at the Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc in a black Gucci suit from the Fall 2012 collection and a simple gold choker to complete the look.

Sonam Kapoor, right, dons a Gucci suit at Cannes. (Photo:

Later at the Vanity Fair Gucci party, Kapoor donned a sheer, black dress from the design house and a simple pair of chandelier earrings.


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Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at