Vivek Agnihotri reminds people Cannes Film Festival is about films, not fashion Bollywood

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Saturday took to Twitter to indirectly take a dig at all those people who grabbed headlines with their stylish appearances at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. He reminded the audience that the event was about films and not a ‘fashion show’. His tweet comes a day after he criticized the use of assistants accompanying female celebrities on the red carpet. Read also: Vivek Agnihotri slams ‘costume slaves’ who helped Aishwarya Rai with her dress at Cannes

Vivek Agnihotri has talked about the Cannes Film Festival in his new tweet. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times). (Hindustan Times)

In a new tweet, Vivek wrote, “Did you know Cannes Film Festival is all about the movies? I thought I should remind you in case you are wondering this is a fashion show.

Responding to him, actor Meera Chopra commented, “It’s so sad, I said the same thing when I went there last year.. that it has become a fashion parade. Bollywood only talks about what you are wearing and you all are being covered in the media to such an extent that it becomes stressful. Trust me it is not the same for other countries. They are not as crazy about fashion and PR as we are!”

Meera Chopra made her red carpet debut at Cannes last year. Talking about her experience, she had told Hindustan Times, “It was really an overwhelming feeling to go to the festival because I didn’t go with just some brand of liquor, or just to walk the red carpet without anything. . I know there were many people who were doing this. But I went there to promote my film Safed by launching the poster. But, now the whole exercise of dressing up, getting your pictures clicked, putting it on your social media has become cumbersome and tiresome. I don’t know what purpose it serves.

“The spotlight should always be more on the work. But because of this craziness that everything comes down to what kind of design and brand are you wearing? It’s a very shallow way of thinking,” she also said.

On Friday, the director of The Kashmir Files shared a picture of Aishwarya Rai’s first red carpet moment of the year. He wrote, ‘Have you guys heard of the term ‘costume slaves’. They are mostly girls (in this case a suitable man). You can see him now with almost every female celebs in India too. Why are we becoming so stupid and oppressive to such uncomfortable fashions?

This time many celebs were seen walking on the red carpet in Cannes. These included Aishwarya, Sara Ali Khan, Mrunal Thakur, Manushi Chillar, Esha Gupta, Diana Penty, Urvashi Rautela, Sapna Choudhary, Aman Gupta of Shark Tank and Kumar Sanu’s singer daughter Shannon.

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