Now that French designer Jean Paul Gaultier is on the Cannes Film Festival Jury this year,will stylish actor Sonam Kapoor wear one of his designs again? (last year she wore a white couture piece with a mesh overlay andblack print from Gaultier’s 2009 collection). No,says Kapoor,demurring when asked about her dress up date this year. Much ado about who will wear what excites her alright,but not enough to reveal details. For her second outing on one of the world’s most watched red carpet events,Kapoor,who represents L’Oreal Paris,will be a part of the closing ceremony at Cannes along with Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and Freida Pinto. I am excited to be at the closing ceremony where the best films will get awarded. I hope to make an impression with an electric red carpet look. I am personally a huge fan of bright pop make up,which I feel accentuates my features, she says,clear that talking about Cannes is,like fashion,a seasonal fad at this time of the year. To go with her “electric look”,she says she will opt for an electric pink,red or blue gown created made by an international designer. Nice,bright words,nothing more. Designer’s name: withheld. Naturally we can’t promise if the sparks will fly.
The premiere of art director Nitin Desai’s film Ajintha was held at City Pride,Kothrud,this Sunday. The movie is based on the Ajanta caves,and is the true story of Paro (Sonalee Kulkarni),a Bhil woman,and Major Robert Gill (actor Philip Scott Wallace). It is set at the heritage site with the caves as a backdrop,and depicts what could have been a village in the early 19th century. Kulkarni admited that playing the role was totally “unlike me” and was a challenging task. It was thrilling. I had to climb down 200 feet from the top of a cliff and then enter a cave. There a beehive inside the cave,and I was covered in ropes and balancing a bamboo. The role also helped me understand the paintings and philosophy of Ajanta.” Wallace,who plays the male lead in the movie,asserted that overcoming the language barrier was not a real problem. “Nevertheless,I was celebrating the language. You do not need language to love,it’s all about emotions.”