Vidya At Cannes 2013: Inside Llewyn Davis’ Screening

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Vidya was back on the red carpet at Cannes 2013 for the screening of Inside Llewyn Davis wearing another Sabyasachi sari with a potli and jewelry by Amrapali. The hair, instead of being a severe do, was a tad relaxed.

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Vidya Balan at Cannes 2013: Bombay Talkies Screening

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  1. LOVE! the earrings and the less-severe blouse make a huge difference. She’s obviously sticking to an earty colour palette and a style for Cannes, so it’s futile to expect anything radical, but individually each of these appearances is stellar. (ok, maybe not the dupatta-over-head one)




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  2. This is by faaar the my favorite appearance of her at Cannes. The hair is much more flattering this way & she’s glowing.

    I hated her previous ghoonghat look & the severe hair.




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  3. What a gorgeous face!

    Imagine if she decided to wear the heck out of a carolina herrera or a dior on the last day! Ha! That’ll get chins wagging.




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  4. The hair and blouse look much better, but boring predictable colors and what’s with the repetitive awkward hand pose?




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  5. I luv hz gorgeous she luks in this colour n very soft n yet elegant The lose updo and the wide neck of the blouse is so refreshing




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  6. omg! lifting my jaw from the floor..
    i know this look has been done by a thousand times
    but you got to hand it to her.. she is looking flawless
    the jewellery, sari,makeup,hair.. everything just comes together.

    best appearance so far.. im sorry sonam.. vidya just beat u hands down..




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  7. The woman has such stunning features that even a lil but effort on her part looks gorgeous.
    The sari again is a lil matronly but who can look beyond the amped up glow on her face?




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  8. this is her best appearance at Cannes. i think sabyasachi is controlling what vidya wears rather than her calling the shots. i’ve seen him in an ndtv good times tv show on which he appears often and he comes across as really manipulative and controlling in a passive aggressive way.




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    • all bongs are !! passive aggressive :-).. yes i agree one of my friend was on that show and was told that he literally pushed her to wear what he selected for her.




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  9. YES! I’m glad atleast someone is attending Cannes in all Indian attire. That too not in ultra modern way, but very traditional!




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  10. the award for the most repititive red carpet regular officially goes to vidya.

    For sticking to the same for yearssss and counting.

    you could place all her sabyasachi sarees end on end, and they would probably stretch from mumbai to cannes.

    i even feel like she is carrying sabya’s business cards in that clutch she’s carrying. “Hi, my name is Vidya Balan, an actress from India, and I am the official ambassador of this label, here’s the card.”




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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, breath taking, fantabulous .. no couture gowns needed to make elegant style statement … way to go Vidya :)




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  12. LIKE! I know it’s nothing to write home about and I don’t understand the fascination with full sleeves (though it’s probably weather appropriate or so I’m told) but …. that face! Gorgeous. She looks so much younger with the softer do. It’s simple and classic. More of the above, please!




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    • The full sleeves are the only part of the ensemble that lend a dignity and distinction to a look which otherwise would have been just one of her everyday “done to death” looks back home in India…




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  13. Wow. Stunning. Absolutely breathtaking. I just stopped and stared when I saw her face. Whoever did her makeup, did a fab job.




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  14. This is my fav look of hers so far at Cannes. How much difference an open neck and less severe hair can make. Love it…. She looks beautiful. The Indian ladies are doing us proud.




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  15. Vidya is a pleasant, but matronly looking woman. She looks OK, but I don’t understand what the fuss is about. I don’t get how someone could find her “jaw-droppingly” beautiful, but she’s easy on the eye, if a little irritating and self-conscious with those sarees. For a confident saree wearer, look no further than Nandita Das, who’s earthy, lovely *and* confident!




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    • I don’t usually comment, but this irritated me so much, I had to respond. Matronly? Please! There are plenty of people in this world who do not think that a woman needs to be an anorexic twenty-something with her breasts/ legs/ midriff constantly on display in order to be considered attractive. I find this woman incredibly charming, beautiful and alluring , whereas I am left cold by women like Priyanka and Katrina because I find them so artificial, affected and vapid. To each, his/ her own.

      I’ve lived in Britain all my life, and as much as women such as Cheryl Cole and Kate Moss are appreciated here, there is also room for the Emma Thompsons, the Kate Winslets and even the Helen Mirrens. It’s incredibly sad that in India a woman has to constantly apologize for not being a size zero, for not looking ‘Western’, and for being over the age of 30.

      And what exactly do you mean by confident? How does wearing Western/ revealing clothes translate to confident while wearing saris makes one self-conscious? To my mind the career choices Vidya has made reveal far more confidence, self-assurance and bravery than those of any of her collegues whose entire ‘career’ consists of toning and then revealing their bodies.




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      • And a ‘Hear Hear’ from me too!

        I think this is my favourite Vidya appearance at Cannes so far – I like the hair and the blouse is more flattering than the high-necked blouses she’s been wearing.




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      • Seriously !!! I have seen people pulling down Vidya all the time for her sartorial choices. Her body of work and her performances have been “jaw-droppingly” beautiful if someone ever cared to see. She is consistently bagging all the “Best Actress” awards since last 3 years and is in the same jury as Spielberg, and that is an achievement in itself. Agree this is a fashion site, but there is no need to be unnecessarily harsh on someone.




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      • So true. I would rather like and respect vidya for who she is rather than like a Katrina , priyanka for being one of the typical run of the mill types.




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      • Well said Armaan. Like you said, to each his/her own. So while there may be those who will find Vidya matronly, there are also others who think she looks anything but!

        I think she looks beautiful here, the smile, make up, accessories and that beautiful sari n blouse, all came together really well. I do find her style repetitive and predictable, but not once do I recall ever finding her tacky or vulgar, which is more than I can say about some of her peers.




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  16. The things that a bit of colour can do to one’s face…the entire look sartorially is not that different from her other looks…the only way this has been elevated a million light years ahead is the “normal” make-up,it feels as though in her last few appearances somebody had been deliberately sabotaging the make-up artist’s colour scheme with tons of grey…




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  17. this is my favorite look from her so far (with the white sari from the first day coming a close second)
    her hair and makeup makes all the difference as does a lower neck on the blouse. She looks younger, fresher and happier.

    Way to represent!




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  18. I’m yawning here
    She looks good but it’s so so so boring
    Same hair for the past I dunno how many days !!
    Y surprise us .. Leave ur hair .. Make pony tail .. Side swept .. Add accessories … Gosh just do smth !!!!
    Zzzzz….zzzzz.




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  19. She luks vivacious with mystery in her eyes n style!! Loved each outfit of hers!! I dunno y Indian media turns in to fashion police n makes faux pas of every Indian Bollywood celebs. I believe what she has chose for Cannes is totally intune wid her persona n she deserves all kudos for carrying it so beautifully n wid grace at such huge global platform !! Vidya..u deserve all accolades!!!




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  20. love this appearance of Vidya!! predictable, but a vast improvement over the other appearances that had jarring add ons. Wish Vidya will push the envelope, without the choices backfiring.




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  21. Omg Vidya has a neck! And (gasp) collarbones?! One wouldn’t guess it after the last appearances. No gimmicks required, it shows, for her to look so beautiful.




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  22. She looks lovely. I just wish she had draped the saree a little better but still the colors and soft do are lovely.




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  23. NOW THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR! SIMPLE, EASY-GOING AND EXACTLY THE VIDYA BALAN WE LIKE TO SEE! WHILE HER PREVIOUS LOOKS WERE GOOD CLOTHES-WISE, THIS ONE WINS FOR OVERALL APPEARANCE! NOW CAN WE SOME SOME LONG WAVY HAIR LET DOWN VIDYA?? :D




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  24. Love this whole ensemble…perfection! Sabya – well done, not sure if I should praise you or the Kanchi looms…perfect nevertheless!




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  25. amongst her best. That chapta hair and high round neck blouses have done nothing but made hrr look old and heavy. Here she looks young and radiant.




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