Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's "purple lips" at Cannes Film Festival 2016 became the talk of the town as the look was highly criticised from all quarters. However, fashionista Sonam Kapoor liked the purple colour on Aishwarya and said that the Bachchan bahu wanted to be discussed everywhere.
"The whole idea of fashion and make-up is for people to discuss it and I guess she wanted to be discussed. She achieved what she wanted to achieve with it, which I think is great," Sonam told the Press Trust of India.
However, Aishwarya had reportedly said that her brand, L'Oreal, chose this look for the beauty queen, but Sonam, who is also an ambassador of the brand, revealed that it was not for L'Oreal. "I don't think she walked for L'Oreal that day. There was an Amul ad on it, people were discussing it. I think it was great to do it on a 15th year, it's cool. She was trending everywhere," the "Neerja" actress said.
Sonam futher said: "I have done purple lipstick in the past, I have even done black for a shoot... People haven't spoken about me!" It is difficult to say, based on Sonam's statements, whether she is praising Aishwarya or is a bit jealous considering the beauty queen grabbed most of the attention at this year's Cannes festival.
However, it doesn't matter now as Aishwarya's purple lips made history at Cannes and not in a good way. While some have appreciated the actress for taking a "bold" step and not playing it safe, most social media users trolled her for her choice of lip colour.
Meanwhile, the former Miss World appeared in Omung Kumar's "Sarbjit," which was being shown at Cannes 2016 as well. Though the film has ace actors like Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Aishwarya, it didn't impress the audience as expected.