New Delhi: Sonam Kapoor is known for speaking her mind, and not mincing any words. The style icon feels differently about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's purple lips at Cannes which became the talk of the town.
After the internet literally broke down with the gorgeous beauty's purple lips, Sonam who was also at Cannes feels that Ash opted for the colour as she wanted to be talked about. Now, this stands completely opposite to what Ash said explaining her reason for choosing such a bold lip colour.
However, when Sonam was quizzed by the media over her reaction on Ash's lip colour choice, she said, "The whole idea of fashion and make-up is for people to discuss it and I guess she wanted to be discussed. She achieved what she wanted to achieve with it, which I think is great".
When told that Aishwarya has called it L'Oreal's prerogative, Sonam, 30, quipped, "I don't think she walked for L'Oreal that day. There was an Amul ad on it, people were discussing it. I think it was great to do it on 15th year, it's cool. She was trending everywhere."
Sonam, who is also one of the celebrity faces of the cosmetic brand, said she liked the colour and felt Aishwarya carried it off with 'an aplomb'.
When asked if she would ever try a shade like that, the "Neerja" actress said, "I have done purple lipstick in the past, I have even done black for a shoot... People haven't spoken about me!"
One of Sonam's red carpet appearance at the coveted festival, a saree-inspired long white gown, was also poked fun at.
Unfazed by it, Sonam, who found the gown her best outfit, said, "There were just one or two people (who cracked jokes on the dress) but I think it was my most incredible look. I don't believe in taking anything personally. I dress for myself and I felt beautiful."
Interestingly, the actress stuck to just one designer brand, Ralph & Russo. "They (Michael and Tamara) are very good friends of mine. I spent New Years with them. I wanted to do something Indian-inspired and they kind of love India and love me. That's why I did jhumkas and a saree-gown, which I think was incredible."
While fashion critics and young women keep a close eye on stars' red carpet outfits at Cannes, for Sonam, the festival is about broadening her horizon as an actor by meeting international artists.
"Meeting people across the world always broadens your horizon. Being a part of Indian film industry is like you are living in a cucoon. You don't feel like there's more to life than that."
(With PTI inputs)