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Bollywood Actresses at Cannes 2018!

Riya Aggarwal | May 23, 2018

Launched on September 20th, 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals that take place. Scheduled in May every year, this festival takes place in the beautiful French Riviera town of Cannes.

The main aim of this film festival is to contribute towards the development of cinema, boosting the international film industry and celebrate cinema at a global level. Only a few films are chosen to be shown at this festival. The chosen films then compete for the exclusive ‘Palme D’Or’-the grand prize of the Cannes Festival.  So exclusive is this festival, that only industry insiders and filmmakers can walk the ‘iconic red-carpeted steps’ for the ‘black-tie only premieres’.


Where there is a red carpet, there are bound to be some head-turning outfits worn by actresses. BetterButter brings to you a glimpse of what some of our favoriteBollywood actresses wore for the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

1) Deepika Padukone

The reigning queen of Bollywood walked the Cannes red carpet on May 10th and May 11th. For her first appearance, Deepika chose to wear an embellished, ivory-white Zuhair Murad gown. The actress completed her look by wearing diamond earrings made by Lorraine Schwartz and heels designed by Nicholas Kirkwood.

For her 2nd appearance on May 11th, Deepika opted for a hot pink gown by Ashi Studio.

In addition to her red carpet appearances, Deepika’s Cannes wardrobe ranged from easy and breezy prints to classic looks such as a white shirt and a pair of denims.

Her other looks included a Victoria Hayes purple pantsuit and a metallic gold Alberta Ferretti gown.

2) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood’s evergreen Beauty queen is another regular at the Cannes Film Festival. Accompanied by her daughter, Aaradhya, the doting mother gave two stunning appearances at Cannes 2018.

For her first appearance, Aishwarya wore a butterfly gown designed by Michael Cinco. Her beautiful gown also had a 10-foot long train!

For her second appearance, Aishwarya stunned in an ivory gown designed by Rami Kadi.

3) Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

With her bridal mehendi showing in all its glory, newly married Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Cannes 2018 looks were simply unforgettable. Sonam’s first appearance on the Cannes red carpet was in an embellished lehenga that was designed by designer duo Ralph and Russo. Complete with cape-like sleeves on her blouse, Sonam accessorised her lehenga with diamond studs by Chopard.

Sonam’s second appearance was in a nude Vera Wang gown that had hues of yellow and beige. Sonam completed her look with a messy bun and dramatic eye makeup. She once again accessorised her gown with a pair of danglers by Chopard.

In addition to these outfits,  Sonam also wore a red and white-striped maxi dress by Emilia Wickstead and a flirty and girly mint green dress by Delpozo.

Borrowing a page from her contemporary Deepika Padukone’s Cannes look, Sonam was also seen in the classic combination of a white shirt and denim jeans. For this look, along with Simone Rocha, Sonam also wore Bhane Love-the clothes wear brand owned by her husband Anand Ahuja.


4) Kangana Ranaut

This year, Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival. Kangana walked the red carpet in a gorgeous Zuhair Murad gown.

Her other looks at Cannes were equally sensational. Kangana was the epitome of classiness and elegance in a classic black saree designed by Sabysachi Mukherjee. She chose to accessorize this lovely outfit with a beautiful choker.

Her other two looks, one in a shiny catsuit and the other in a blazer and bikini top were some of the sexiest looks that Kangana has been seen in.


5) Mahirah Khan

Mahirah Khan, the Pakistani actress who made her debut in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raes in 2017 was another actress that walked the Cannes red carpet. Mahirah graced the red carpet in a classic black Alberta Ferretti gown that was accessorised with a beautiful choker.

Her other looks included a lovely saree by Menahel and Mehreen and a simple floral dress by Blumarine.

Mahirah also wore a lilac-coloured gown designed by Maison Yeya. Carrying through with her pastel-coloured wardrobe, Mahirah wore a powder blue suit by Ermanno Scervino as well.


Image Source: Official website of Cannes Film Festival (,,, Pixabay, Instagram accounts of Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood Hungama, L’Oreal India, PopXOdaily, Rhea Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Filmfare, Elle India, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Mahira Khan, Maneka Harisinghani.  

Riya Aggarwal




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