Sonam Kapoor wants more Indian Films at Cannes
New Delhi : Since the beginning of Cannes, it has been in the limelight. It has been because our Indian Actresses take it very seriously and make sure to leave a mark there.
Recently Shabana Azmi posted on Twitter that back in the days, when she attended the film festival, it was all about films and not clothes.
Sonam Kapoor who is fashion icon in India and walked on Cannes as a L’Oreal Paris ambassador has a very apt response to this. . “It’s a film festival, so we’re all walking here for a film. I’m here with a make-up brand. If I were here for a film, I would be dressing very differently. But since I’m here for a make-up and a glam brand, I think it makes sense to do my make-up and hair, and have a lot of fun. Correct me if I’m wrong.”
Sonam can’t understand why there are not many Indian movies screened at the festival. . “I don’t why there are no other Indian films coming here. I just know that our Indian market is very different from the international one. We don’t have a typical formula. Look at Neerja, Dangal — they don’t have a typical formula, but they have done well. When you put a festival tag on movies, producers are under the impression that the film is not going to do well commercially. I think that’s why a lot of producers don’t send their films to festivals. That’s what my experience has been.”
Well, the actress says that she is not with the idea that film festival translate to commercial duds. She adds, “I don’t agree with it at all, because I think films like Slumdog Millionaire became worldwide successes because of festivals. Look at Lunchbox. There are a lot of films in India that have done very well, and could’ve done well in festival circuits. I’m not the right person to answer questions on the business analysis, but this is my very humble take on it,”
Sonam being the ultimate fashion icon tries on her part to add some Indian element in her look to enhance her look at Cannes. “I’m proud of the young Indian designers. If I get to showcase India in a positive light, I try to do that. My sister (Rhea Kapoor) and I make a lot of efforts to do that. Every year, we make it a point to have an Indian element; whether it’s wearing Indian jewellery, Indian outfit… It’s important if you have a platform to showcase India in some way or the other. Whether people like that or not, I don’t know. But that’s my responsibility,”