The actor’s 14th red carpet outing at the fest has left fashion gurus divided. While some say that the teal Elie Saab gown with sheer panels and sequins wasn’t a great red carpet choice, others think it worked well for her.
“Aishwarya is a big star and she is so beautiful. However, I think this gown wasn’t a great pick for her,” says designer Manish Malhotra. Designer Nida Mahmood feels the same, “I’m not a fan of the dress. It’s certainly not the best from Elie Saab.”
However, some feel the gown suited her personality. “It’s a playful outfit which has a synergy of opaque and sheer. It’s a fun choice, and suits her,” says designer Rahul Mishra. Designer Rina Dhaka also finds the look flattering, but says that the actor could have added some quirk to the look with her hair and makeup. “Teal is quite big globally. I guess it’s a good choice. Aishwarya is conscious of not being the perfect size, so she is sticking to what we call a safe bet. She could have experimented with her hair and makeup though. With that face, you can’t go wrong,” she says.
The critics may be undecided, but the 41-year-old surely wowed her fans as she gave away flying kisses, pouted for the shutterbugs and clicked selfies.