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‘Cannes’ not miss it! From Saree To Veshti, behold the stunning Indian beauties slaying the Cannes 2023 red carpet.



Hailed as one of the most prestigious global cinema events, the 76th Festival de Cannes kicked off at the picturesque French Riviera. While the festival holds a distinguished reputation for honouring exceptional cinema, it also exudes an aura of elegance, flair, and grandeur on its renowned red carpet.

From a grand opening ceremony to a dazzling spectacle of celebrities on the illustrious red carpet, the entertainment and glamour quotient at the opulent Cannes Film Festival 2023 is simply unbeatable. Amidst the array of stunning looks and remarkable fashion statements made by each celebrity, Cannes truly epitomises the essence of glamour.

Indian Celebrities who slayed Desi Outfits

A number of Indian celebrities marked their debut at the Cannes Film Festival. They rocked the red carpet, making heads turn by putting their best fashion foot forward in truly desi outfits. Sporting traditional ensembles such as sarees, lehengas, and veshtis, they showcased the rich cultural heritage of India amidst the backdrop of the prestigious event, renowned for screening exceptional cinematic masterpieces from around the globe.

Sara Ali Khan

Making her Cannes debut, Sara Ali Khan mesmerized with her bridal-inspired look. The actress gracefully donned a magnificent lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, adorned with shimmering crystals, pearls, and intricate detailing. Sara opted for minimal jewelry, allowing the exquisite lehenga to take center stage and truly shine.

Guneet Monga

Guneet Monga, the producer of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Elephant Whisperers,” made a striking statement at the Cannes Film Festival, donning a regal golden saree as she posed for the cameras. 

Union Minister L Murugan wears Veshti to Cannes Film Festival

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L. Murugan, made a notable appearance as the head of the Indian delegation. Demonstrating his pride in Indian culture, he adorned a Veshti (traditional Indian attire) along with the Indian flag.

 “The embroidery on the shirt has been done by my local tailor. It makes me immensely proud to wear the tricolour on my chest,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Meenakshi Shedde

Meenakshi Shedde, a renowned filmmaker and critic, embraced her cultural heritage by wearing a traditional saree. She is also a member of the International Critics’ Week jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Silver Screen sparkles at Cannes 2023

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Cannes Film Festival is incomplete without its fashion veterans gracing the red carpet. One of the regular, most celebrated Indian Bollywood stars at Cannes – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took the fashion world by storm when she arrived for the screening of the film Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in a dramatic silver gown with a behemoth silver hood and black bow.

Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta showcased an awe-inspiring look as she graced the red carpet. For one of her appearances, the actress chose a mesmerizing white gown featuring captivating neckline detailing. The ivory gown gracefully cascaded, enhanced by a daring thigh-high slit.

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson, a regular attendee at the Cannes Film Festival, once again made heads turn as she walked the red carpet during the screening of the film “Kaibutsu” (Monster). The actress stunned in a black gown, featuring a risqué thigh-high slit and a sweetheart neckline.

Mrunal Thakur

Cannes Film Festival debuts will be fragmentary if we do not mention a host of other Indian celebs who made heads turn at the glamorous event. Exuding sheer grace and oomph was Sita Raman actor Mrunal Thakur, who was a sight to behold in a Falguni Shane Peacock bespoke couture.

Manushi Chhillar

Former Miss India and actress Manushi Chhillar made her much-anticipated debut at the Cannes this year, gracing the red carpet at the ‘Jeanne du Barry’ screening. For her inaugural appearance at this prestigious event, Manushi opted for a strapless white gown, exuding elegance. Enhancing her ensemble, she adorned a breathtaking necklace encrusted with diamonds and emeralds.

Vijay Varma

Bollywood Actor Vijay Varma looks dapper on the Cannes 2023 red carpet that’s not too unfamiliar to him having debuted at the film festival ten years ago. He exuded timeless style and sophistication, donning a flawlessly fitted black double-breasted suit designed by Gaurav Gupta.

Not just Bollywood stars, but a few social media influencers too graced the event like Dolly Singh, Masoom Minawala, Niharika, and Diipa Buller Khosla.


Indian films at Cannes 2023

For the unversed, four Indian films will be screened at the French Film Festival this year. These movies include Kanu Behl’s Agra, Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy, a Manipuri film titled Ishanhou, and Yudhajit Basu’s Nehemich among others.