Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to face competition from Sonam Kapoor on the Cannes red carpet!

Thu, May 17, 2012 11:12am UTC by 21 Comments
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to face competition from Sonam Kapoor on the Cannes red carpet!

While the world debates the new mum’s style statement for the event, we take a look at the others who will walk the walk alongside the former beauty queen

Not that long ago there was a bit of a hoo-ha when Sonam Kapoor, newly anointed brand ambassador for L’Oreal, announced that she would be doing her thing on the famed red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Rumour has it – though we never got any proof of it – that reigning monarch Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took grave objection to the younger woman’s presence and stopped her march de triumph before it could take off. But time and tide and market value will stop for no woman, so Sonam did manage to make her mark – and how! – in a gorgeous Jean Paul Gaultier gown last year that had fashionistas buzzing with huge helpings of approval. Ash, on the other hand, rather stunned us and many others with her more than generous proportions, even though her face and eyes were as pretty as ever.

This year the anticipation has racked up more than a few notches. The former Miss World has been subjected to more than severe criticism for her figure…or lack of it…and everyone is waiting to see what she will wear to swan down that stretch of red carpet, with all the cameras focused mercilessly on her style statement, her dress code and her escort – will husband Abhishek Bachchan be there, or will it be en famille with Beti B aka perhaps Aaradhya in her mother’s arms? Is the recent mum pregnant again, as buzz would have it? Will she flaunt a new baby bump rather than try to hide it, as she so painfully did the last time? We wait to find out.

But as we do, we have more to anticipate. Ash will have company and some competition as she does her duty for the brand she endorses with the other models who are part of the promotions. Sonam will, of course, do her electric walk to promote the cosmetic company’s new range, though she has decided not to wear a sari – she did last year (Masaba, remember?), she says, and that was oh so last year! We heard a whisper that Kareena Kapoor will also be there, along with Heroine director Madhur Bhandarkar, though both have denied it over Twitter. And since Kareena insists she wears saris to anything ultra high profile, we wait to find out what comes our way, from her and reported new fashion designer buddy Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Of course our old buddy Mallika Sherawat, who has been seen in everything from Anita Dongre (very sexy!) to Dolce and Gabbana (yuck!) to experimental new designers, plans to be there, reportedly dressed by international labels. And then there will be former model and exemplary wife Mehr Rampal, perhaps dressed in her favourite Tarun Tahiliani, alongside her Rohit Bal-clad husband Arjun Rampal, who will definitely be the ‘beautiful people’ contingent from India. Sexy Bipasha Basu, who we heard was going to be there as part of Singularity promotions, will now give it a miss, since her movie is far from ready, and we will miss the always-alluring fashion that she invariably flaunts. Unfortunately, Mrs Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin will not be there to show off her eclectic and very aesthetic style sensibilities, but we hope to see more of her another time.

So this year, Ash will have some serious competition on the red carpet. Of course, if she takes her daughter along, she will beat them all, hands down!Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Shakeela Mirzad

    Beautiful pic!!!!

  • sajani

    i don’t like aish at all!

    • harpreet

      really check ur eyes then talking about aish

  • Benita

    She is so hot,i luv her bt espically kareena kapoor

  • reetika singh

    aish plllllllllease do a come back soon, m eagerly waiting for it, n very gud wishes for baby aish, hope she s more beautiful dan you. h na???????????

  • bex

    sonam is nothing compared to ash!! ;-)

    • dinakar rai

      aishwarya was looking ugly that day,she looks dull and old infront of sonam kapoor. aish look like a pumkin

  • manish

    sonam you rock coz u are young where as aishwarya is of aunties age, ash is buddyand you are a beautiful bud

  • naresh singh

    aunty ash you look like gobar, cow dung!!! where as sonam looks like a queen of young india

  • aryan

    sonam is much much prettier than old lady of town b aishwarya aunty

  • rakesh singh

    lots of make up, flash lights makes one look gorgeous, fair.
    ash looks much older than younger generation . she looks like abhisheks elder sister, sonam is photogenic,her beauty attracts young people

  • praveena

    i am a girl gay ,this year our 50,000 gay girls have voted ash as a sexiest bum of india.

  • tarun gandhi

    sonam you rock as usual hats off to ur real , natural beauty. i like sonakshi, deepika and you not the old wine….. aishwarya mathajee

  • prakash

    sonam was looking pretty, i am too young to look into aishwaryas old eyes

  • anushka patel

    aishwarya look like rakhi sawanth , hats off to sonam.i like her brown eyes

  • nusrat

    sonam rocks;

  • raghav shah

    love u ash ! we are very proud of u !

  • faisal abbas

    no one can take the position of ash at cannes what sonam she is very much ugly as comparison to ash love u ash ……
    take kare

  • sauu

    sonam is preetyy………..sonam rocksss

  • gurleen

    as always aish is the best

  • satyajit

    AISH z d best ever.


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