5 Times Deepika Padukone Proved Why She’s The Heaven In Hell Of This World!

Deepika Padukone might be on the radar of her haters every now and then, pointing out to her looks inspired by already existing Hollywood Couture but our fashionista knows well how to shut them with her jaw-dropping looks at the right point and the right time. Here are our favourite occasions where our diva proved who’s the boss:

1. Cannes Film Festival, 2018:

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

That pose was enough to prove that she owned the red carpet. What a beauty she looked in that Dark-pink hem gown with frills all over! Complementing it with green earrings, a ring on the hand and pink stilettoes, she surely did give us some serious fashion goals! Moreover, one of her fans even went onto draw a sketch of her perfect look at Cannes and it was nothing short of glamour that she totally owned! Deepika even ended up sharing the piece on her Instagram handle.

2. IIFA, 2016

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika aced that all-white look and we can’t help but give her a brownie point for that floral cape that she carried on her shoulder with the beautiful white dress. We wonder if green is her go-to colour, but even if it’s not, she’s on-point with the selection! She kept it minimal on the accessory side but here she is telling us again, simplicity is the key!

3. GQ 100 Best Dressed, 2018:

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Ooh la la! Deepika stunned in that complete black appearance that she made at this year’s GQ 100 Best Dressed. She wore an asymmetrical black top with leather shorts, complementing it with stockings and black pumps. Fans might get tired of taking notes but the fashionista won’t get over with her dazzling appearances on every occasion that she marks her presence with!

4. Raabta Music Video:

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Each one woman who saw that sizzling look of DP in the music video of Raabta’s Title track, wanted to get hold of the dress she wore. We reckon the fact that we’re never going to have that charm and figure the diva has! But what we can do is appreciate her, for the beauty and talent she manages to showcase.

5. Cannes, 2017:

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Well, this one’s last but not the least! This look no doubt was a game changer! Amidst all the criticism by fans and international media on her mainstream, non- happening looks, Deepika carried this flawless look which even haters ended up appreciating. She wore a dark maroon sheer Marchesa gown, throwing nothing but elegance and confidence at the viewers.

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Shekhar Kapur Researching About New Forms Of Storytelling

Internationally acclaimed Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says as an honorary scholar at an institute in Boston, he is researching new forms of storytelling in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

“Just back from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston where I am now a honorary scholar researching new forms of storytelling in Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. It’s the exciting new world!” Kapur tweeted on Tuesday.

Shekhar Kapur researches new form of storytelling
Shekhar Kapur Researching About New Forms Of Storytelling

Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor tweeted to Kapur, saying he would love to know more about it.

Kapur gained international recognition with the 1994 Hindi film “Bandit Queen”, based on Mala Sen’s biography of infamous Indian bandit and politician Phoolan Devi, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

It was premiered in the Directors Fortnight section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

In international cinema, his biopics on Queen Elizabeth, “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age“, won the BAFTA Award for Best Film and two Academy Awards.

Kapur will be seen in actor Kamal Haasan’s “Vishwaroopam 2“.

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Kangana Says Indian Women Should Know How To Drape A Sari

National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut says Indian women should know how to drape a sari and that one can be a global citizen without compromising on individuality.

Earlier this year, ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee had said: “I think, if you tell me you do not know how to wear a sari, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need to stand up for it”.

Kangana says Indian women should know how to drape a sari
Kangana Says Indian Women Should Know How To Drape A Sari

And now, she has shared her opinion on it in an edition of a fashion and lifestyle magazine, read a statement.

She said: “I think if you’re an Indian woman, you should know how to drape a sari. It’s a racket out there with people who only want to shame others in the name of propagating their culture and identity.

“But I know people who find it ‘uncool’ to admit that they speak and understand Hindi or that they like Indian food or (that they are) brown. You can be a citizen of the world without compromising on your individuality.”

The actress had flaunted a sari designed by Sabyasachi at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

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Sridevi Honoured At Cannes 2018; Subhash Ghai Accepts The Award On Family’s Behalf

Iconic actress Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who received the award on her behalf, says he felt honoured.

Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award, which celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salutes the multicultural impact on the film industry.

Sridevi posthumously honoured at 71st Cannes Film Festival
Sridevi Honoured At Cannes 2018; Subhash Ghai Accepts The Award On Family’s Behalf

Ghai shared a few photographs of himself while receiving the award on Twitter and captioned it, “It was honour to receive the award on behalf of legend Sridevi Kapoor at Cannes Film Festival yesterday for her outstanding contribution in Indian cinema and shared my experience with impeccable inimitable actor to western audience hosted by Titan Reginald F. Lewis film honours.”

Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor said he and his daughters Janhvi and Khushi were overwhelmed with the recognition, tributes and love that the actress has been showered with.

“Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work,” Boney said in a statement.

Sridevi in February died due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel. She was feted with a posthumous National Film Award for Best Actress in appreciation of her performance in her last released film “Mom”.

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[View pics] Here’s what Kangana Ranaut is doing after having loads of crazy fun at Cannes 2018

Kangana Ranaut only debuted at Cannes 2018 but no one had as much fun at French Riviera as her. If her brazen red carpet style was making heads turn, her crazy videos were going viral. We loved the fact that Kangana did not try to go for the regular gowns but opted for outfits that are stark contrast to what women at Cannes generally wear on the red carpet. If she wore a catsuit, she also went risque with just a bra, jacket and pants on. There was also the red leather dress. Even the black Sabyasachi saree that she wore as her first appearance at the event was unlike the regular ones. After making everyone take note of her, she landed in India and dived into work. The actress was seen shooting Mental Hai Kya? with Rajkummar Rao in the city. (Also read: A look at Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut’s fashion blunders at Cannes this year)

Interestingly, Kangana is wearing a jersey over a chequered skirt with unkempt hair. The film is a dark, quirky comedy and the posters made it abundantly clear. In a statement, Rajkummar had said, “It’s an amazing script as it is very quirky and different comedy. Kangana is such a powerhouse performer and we are coming together after Queen along with Ekta Kapoor (producer), so it’s going to be a lot of fun.” The film is written by Kanika Dhillon and is produced under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures. Check out the on-the-sets pictures right here…

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In an interview with Mid-day, Kangana had said, “The way my life unfolded in the past few years, I realised there was so much stigma attached to being different. ‘Mental’ or ‘psycho’ were the terms used to shame me, but these can’t be used casually as swear words. When this script came along, I knew I had to do it to break the stigma around it. High time we made individuality aspirational.”

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja On Changing Her Name: “It’s My Choice!”

The true idea of feminism is having a choice and equal opportunity, says newly wed actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who chose to add her husband Anand Ahuja’s surname and was at the receiving end of comments and criticism.

Sonam, who dazzled on the red carpet of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, spoke to select media in a video chat from the gala, where she represented cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris.

“I am a true feminist and I believe in choice. Nobody told me to change my name after marriage. I decided to do it by myself. The whole idea of feminism is to have equal opportunity and choice to do what I want to do. That choice should be mine,” Sonam said.

I've the choice to change and not change my name: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja On Changing Her Name: “It’s My Choice!”

“I always said that I am a feminist and I have the choice to change and not change my name. Kapoor is my family name, so is Ahuja. I am a part of that family too, so I chose to keep both the names. In fact, Anand has also changed his name and nobody noticed that. It is my personal choice,” added the daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor.

Sonam married longtime beau Anand on May 8. She immediately changed her name to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja on all her social media accounts after the marriage ceremony got over.

“Taking your father’s name as the last name is a practice. That is how you show respect to your father. You can give the same respect to your husband using his name as the last name. It is the same thing. It is a cyclical thing.”

“One can break it and give their child a new surname but it takes a lot of effort. It is a complicated discussion, but at this point in time, this is my choice,” she said.

Her new film Veere Di Wedding is all set to release on June 1.

Asked if she would be working in films as enthusiastically as she did before marriage, Sonam said: “Well, people are asking me these questions, which is sad. I do not think it has really changed that much.

“I know it for a fact that Kajol, who also got married at the peak of her career worked. Actresses like Dimple Kapadia, Waheeda Rehman also worked after marriage. In fact, Madhuri Dixit did a film like ‘Devdas’ after marriage.”

“I think as women we should come together and understand that it should be always a choice. And that should not be taken away. I am also making sure that I am leading a normal life of coming back to work after marriage and doing what I do the best,” added the Khoobsurat actress.

There has been a buzz that she is shifting to London with her husband.

Clarifying that, Sonam said: “I already have a home in London. I am there for last two years, and nobody noticed. My life will be the same as it is for the last two years. I will stay there for four-five months and then mostly in Mumbai.”

She said she is not even looking for any flat in Mumbai.

“I already have a house in Mumbai, then why?”

Commenting on pay disparity in the film industry, Sonam said: “There is a very misogynistic and patriarchal attitude towards women at the workplace globally, not only in India.

“Women in a powerful position are expected to be masculine or aggressive, otherwise she is not given the kind of respect… People expect her to be in a certain way.

“Even though she demands a certain amount of money or power, they certainly become undesirable. That mindset is what we need to fight. There should be women who should stand and say this is something that I want to change. Things will change.”

Being the brand ambassador of the cosmetic brand L’Oreal, Sonam felt proud to represent her country at a global platform like Cannes as a woman of worth.

“It has been amazing for me to be a part of the brand for the last eight years. They are great…the kind of campaigns that are happening at the red carpet with Time’s Up and #MeToo where women are standing for their equal right, it is great to represent the brand as a woman of worth,” said the actress.

On the film front, she is looking forward to shooting her new film The Zoya Factor.

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We cannot stop staring into Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s beautiful eyes in this picture she shared on Instagram

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined the social media bandwagon as she made her debut on Instagram before she made her appearances, or let’s just say breathtaking appearances, at Cannes Film Festival this year. Obviously, her fans, who were waiting for her to be on social media showed immense love to her as Aishwarya now has almost 1.4 million followers on Instagram in just four days. Today she thanked her legion of fans by posting a photo of herself. And all we can do is just stare into her beautiful eyes. The picture is an extreme closeup shot of Aishwarya with the caption, ” Thank you for your Love .” [sic]

Check out Aishwarya’s post right here:


✨Thank you for your Love💖

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Aishwarya was in Cannes along with her daughter, Aaradhya. She made two red carpet appearances and had some media interactions and shoot with the cosmetic giant she was representing. In one of her interviews there, Aishwarya said that women should stop judging each other. “We as women need to stop judging each other. If you apply makeup that doesn’t mean you don’t have brains. It doesn’t mean you lack in substance. It does not meant that you are not sensitive or compassionate. At the same time, if you choose not to use make up, it doesn’t mean you are a disinterested person or a person lacking in colour. Or that you are brainy just because you don’t put make up. Or that you are too serious and not a fun-loving person.” And she made a lot of sense.

On the work front, Aishwarya will be seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor.