Indian Divas turn heads at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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Sonam Kapoor, Freida Pinto and Mallika Sherawat looked stunning on the Cannes red carpet! (Again)

Sonam, who’s known for her impeccable fashion sense, did it again in this beautiful black beaded Elie Saab gown, at the premiere of Hilary Swank‘s new film called The Homesman. 

Slumdog millionaire’s Freida Pinto wore a orange/red Oscar de la Renta strapless gown, paired with diamond earrings and a sleek hair do.

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat wore a lace, form fitting, teal dress by Emilio Pucci, with a loose up do and soft makeup.

Who was your favorite?

 

 

Freida Pinto Strips down for Bruno Mars “Gorilla”

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The Hollywood starlet takes it off for Bruno Mars latest single, Gorilla.

The Indian beauty plays a stripper in the video named Isabella who strips down to her undies.  She later makes out with the singer and sets a guitar on fire.  Could this be a tactic to break the “good girl” image attached to the actress?  If so, we think she did a pretty good job. 

The 28-year-old is certainly switching it up and showing everyone she can be sexy.

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Freida Pinto Decries Lack of Female Writers and Directors in Entertainment!

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The 28-year old ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘ and ‘Immortals‘ star has gone on the record to bring attention to the lack of women in creative behind-the-scenes roles in the male-dominated entertainment industry.

Freida Pinto told CNN recently “The only way to cure that problem is to have more female writers and more female directors. There will be a different perspective when you have women writers and women directors. There is sometimes a misconception that a female director can’t really tackle manly issues and definitely Kathryn Bigelow proves them wrong.”

Does this mean Ms. Pinto is going to put her money where her mouth is and perhaps get into writing or directing in the near future?  Not likely yet as her schedule is packed with more film roles in projects like Terrence Malick‘s ‘Knight of Cups‘ alongside Christian Bale and Richard Raymond‘s ‘Desert Dancer‘ coming out soon.  But perhaps when she has a second to think, she’ll opt to get behind the camera instead of infront of it.  We’re sure she’ll make an excellent director!

Freida Pinto joins Social Media

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Actress Freida Pinto has finally decided to jump on the social media wagon. According to a source, the 28-year old has joined Facebook and Instagram, finally!

Sources close to the actress said: “Known to be quite reticent, especially with the media, seeing her actively engage with her fans is nice. She’s been lucky to have such diverse experiences, which people would love to know about.

“The fact that she is more expressive and likes having pictures to support her point of view makes it even better,” said the source. Adding, “That’s why she’s chosen a more photo-led interactive medium like Instagram and an intensive interaction-based forum like Facebook. Her experiences range from attending awards shows to being on film sets to attending high-end fashion events, charity-based events and concerts.”

Pinto’s spokesperson has confirmed the news, and said the actress plans on starting her online engagements in the coming week, while balancing her life as an actor and her charity work.

Right on!

Freida Pinto is all about Girl Empowerment in Ethiopia

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The global ambassador of the ‘Because I am A Girl Campaign’ (BIAAG), Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto, visited Ethiopia for the first time as part of her role to support Plan International’s projects.

BIAAG is Plan’s global initiative which launched Oct 11th last year. It’s very purpose is to create sustainable projects in developing countries to give girls access to clean water, food, health care, education and protection from violence and exploitation.

If we educate and empower girls, they will reach their fullest potential, pulling themselves and their families out of every problem they might possibly face” said Pinto.

I am truly inspired by the determination and courage of the girls I have met in the places I have visited in Ethiopia,” she added.

The actress stayed in Ethiopia for three days and visited the projects that have been undertaken in different areas, including Addis Ababa as well as in Shebedino District, Leko City of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR).

Freida was impressed by Plan Ethiopia’s efforts in bringing a lasting change to the lives of children in the country.

The 28-year old wants to start a gender sensitization program in Ethiopia to introduce ways of protecting girls through knowledge and skills and to have safe and quality learning environments for all children. She believes gender sensitization programs should start at home so it makes it easier to create awareness.

Amanuel Teferi, the head at Plan Ethiopia said, “She is committed to support Plan Ethiopia by fundraising and by globally announcing its achievements.”

Plan, which was established in 1937, is a children development organization which currently works in 69 countries.

Keep up the good work Freida!

Photo of the Week: Sonam and Freida Off the Red carpet.

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Freida Pinto and  starry- eyed Sonam Kapoor pose for the cameras on the second day of the Cannes film festival.

Day 2 at Cannes Film Festival: Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor continue to steal the Limelight

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Freida Pinto looked lavish in this sparkling evening gown paired with a 20s hair style.

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Vidya Balan kept it traditional in a full sari accompanied by an old fashioned nose ring.

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Sonam Kapoor stole the show with this floral Dolce & Gabbana strapless gown.

Freida Pinto and Sonam Kapoor: On the Red Carpet at Cannes Opening Night

The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival Opening night kicked off with Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,’ but it was the stars that made the night memorable. 

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Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor captured everyone’s attention in a white lace and brocade Anamika Khanna sari and jacket. Only she can pull off this Indian high fashion look.

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Freida Pinto looked stunning in this coral halter top style Gucci gown with a Bollywood princess flare. She definitely looked like royalty on the red carpet.

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan also walked the red carpet opening night. Along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg. 

Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto to Walk the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will be on the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival, sporting looks inspired by different Bollywood eras.

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Freida Pinto, who is internationally recognized for her work in Hollywood films said “I am very glad to see that India is getting a lot of recognition at global platforms such as Cannes. Indian cinema has come a long way and is making a tremendous impact internationally and the new and young crop of indie and alternative filmmakers are definitely game changers to watch out for.”

Aishwarya Rai is super proud to be the guest of honor at the special 100 years of Indian Cinema celebration on May 19th. “It is great to see the Indian film industry being celebrated and honored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary at an internationally respected platform like the Cannes film festival. This truly signifies the impact made by India on world cinema,” Aishwarya said in a statement.

As for Sonam, this will mark her third visit to Cannes and she can’t wait to walk the red carpet on May 16th. “Cannes is celebrating Indian Cinema this year and I have never been more proud to be a part of this creative industry. I hope that the Bollywood inspired make-up looks we don this year at Cannes will make global style statements,” said the 27 year old actress.

The three ladies will walk as brand ambassadors for L’Oreal Paris, which will mark their 16 years as the official make-up brand for the Cannes film festival.

11th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

The 11th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles was held from April 9th to the 14th, at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is an annual event that honors Indian cinema and Indians in the entertainment industry. The 6 day event showcases  films, cultural performances, and much more. The purpose of such a festival is to spread more awareness and appreciation of foreign Indian films in Hollywood.

This year IFFLA showcased over 35 films from across the globe along with the opening and closing night galas.

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