From Vidya Balan to Amitabh Bachchan, it’s a costume catastrophe at Cannes
Looks like it is time to lament Indian fashion
If three films at the Cannes Film Festival 2013, a packed hall, an audience applauding for Monsoon Shootout at the Grand Lumiere hall, do not make Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui the new black of India at Cannes, then his black suit certainly does. “Kaala hai chal jayega (its black, it should do) he told Hindustan Times film columnist Anupama Chopra about the suit he wore to the Cannes red carpet last year which he repeated this year again for his appearance on Day 4 of the festival. It is the most original clothing statement seen and heard ever since the world’s glamour brigade stepped out at the French Riviera last week. Let’s not underestimate Siddiqui’s moustache accentuating his brooding looks, making him the dark and angsty hero, symbolic of us as an audience, forget for a moment the celebratory drumbeats of Indian cinema’s hundred years.
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