66th Cannes International Film Festival: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan make another appearance on the red carpet

The two ladies were in their element while posing for the paparazzi. But did the look work for either of them? You tell us…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked absolutely delightful in an Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla long anarkali. Although the loose, meandering in the air mane statement looks nice, what’s disappointing is that she hasn’t been playing around with her hair very much. It’s the same ol’, same ol’ loose and wavy hair that’s been nicely set and styled. While Ash the diva is paying it all safe at Cannes, we quite like her style choices of late. Be it a ‘not so blingly’ Abu-Jani or an overall black ensemble –straight cut trousers, shirt and a vest to conceal the paunch – she’s doing it pretty much better than she has been in a while now.

Vidya Balan, on the other hand, continues parading around in her Sabyasachi creations. The esteemed jury member was recently seen in an interesting red saree. But the full sleeved, high-necked blouse is almost constricting her throat and it totally looks like an over the hill style. If you see her neck down, she reminds us of the way our grandma dresses.

Our verdict: Ash continues to be super classy, while VB lets us down time and again with her super-ancient fashion choices.