Hey, we all love Aishwarya Rai. Don’t we? I mean, it has been 23 years since she won the Miss Universe and we don’t seem to get enough of her. Aishwarya Rai is 43 years old and we are still drooling over her (Sorry Abhishek!).
Since we are on the subject, let me tell you that the only reason I didn’t marry Aishwarya Rai is because I wouldn’t have liked more than a billion men drooling over my wife. On second thoughts, drooling would have been alright…but that other thing…wouldn’t have been able to semen. Sorry, typo…wouldn’t be able to see ’em.
Class, after all has no expiry. And maybe that’s why even at 43, Aishwarya Rai looked so refreshing in an Indian Cinderella look at the Cannes film festival. This is one Cinderella who isn’t going to run away from the ball.
Am glad she left her pumpkin behind. I am talking about Cinderella’s pumpkin-chariot and not Abhishek Bachchan.
— Amreet Sarai (@amreetsarai) May 19, 2017
Humor in Aishwarya Rai’s fashion at Cannes festival
But it hasn’t always been an easy ride for the Indian queen of hearts. If you remember, last year Aishwarya Rai at Cannes was a disaster with her purple lips. A few even called it the perplexed purple. Some wondered who her fashion coach was. But we got the answer this year…her coach is a pumpkin. Didn’t get it? (Hint: Cinderella!)
When Asian Paints sponsors your lipstick… pic.twitter.com/bexCOmej4P
— Sandesh Samant | संदेश सामंत (@sandesh_samant) May 15, 2016
Last year, it was as if Aishwarya Rai was competing with Sonam Kapoor for the funniest dress trophy. But then, Sonam Kapoor won hands down with her rumali roti dress. Yes, that’s what the South Indians had called it back then.
Sonam Kapoor spotted wearing a Rumali Roti at Cannes pic.twitter.com/efXv7NaZSE
— Avinash Iyer (@IyerAvin) May 15, 2016
The North Indians didn’t want to be left behind. To compare Sonam Kapoor’s dress to rumali roti was an insult to the North Indians so the upset lot started comparing Sonam Kapoor’s dress to a dosa.
Looks like someone's making a dosa out there. pic.twitter.com/3O95HUjWTx
— Chinmay Bhogle (@chinmaybhogle) May 16, 2016
Finally better sense prevailed and all Indians agreed to call it a pizza and close the discussion. We did drift a bit there with all that information about Sonam Kapoor so let’s get back to Aishwarya Rai.
Last year Aishwarya’s purple lipstick had raised quite a few funny jokes:
Purple lips happen when Asian paints sponsors you
Purple lips happen when black currant is your favorite flavor
Purple lips happen when your husband picks your lipstick
Purple lips happen when you have a flaw in your dress and you want no one to notice it
Purple lips happen when you have kalakhatta just before Cannes festival
Damn, and we went straight back to 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Coming back to the 2017 edition of the Cannes festival, while Aishwarya Rai is in the lead, Deepika Padukone still hasn’t given up the fight.
Missing from this Cannes fight is Priyanka Chopra. Want to know why she couldn’t make it? Well, she is busy doing this.
As for Sonam Kapoor who is also missing from the 2017 film festival edition. Well, she is busy making dosa at home. No, wait, rumali roti. What the hell….pizza!