(L-R) Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival in France (Pic Courtesy: twitter)

It is known to one and all that the much coveted Cannes Film Festival is mostly spoken about for its glamour quotient at the red carpet by divas from all over the world. No wonder then, that despite this being a ‘film’ festival, ‘fashion choices’ of well-known actresses become the hot topic throughout the duration of Festival De Cannes each year. Closer home, our own desi divas — Aishwarya Rai  Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Amy Jackson — too dress up well for the event.

Screenshot of Shabana Azmi’s recent tweet

But recently, veteran actress Shabana Azmi took to Twitter and shared that back in 1976, even she went to Cannes for the film ‘Nishant’, but in that era, film was important not the clothes. This seemed to be a direct (or indirect taunt) at all those actresses who bedazzle the red carpet every year with their glam avatars.

Sonam Kapoor hit back with a proper reply to Shabana Azmi’s comment (Pic Courtesy: twitter/facebook)

When asked about her comment, Sonam Kapoor gave the logic of her endearing attires at the festival by explaining in an interview, “I don’t think fashion has taken precedence over films. I am representing a cosmetic brand here and it only makes sense to do my make-up and hair. I would be dressing up differently if I were here for a film.”

NEXT SLIDE- But what about Shabana Azmi who herself dressed up in the most stylish of ways in her times? WE HAVE PROOF…