Even for the most seasoned star, the red carpet at Cannes is a demanding one. Making her debut at the French Riviera’s revered film festival, the lovely Katrina Kaif knows this. Having picked exquisite gowns by the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Elie Saab so far, Katrina has made a clear statement: she may be a Cannes novice, but she’ll do what she can to knock your socks off! Is there a better indicator of this than the fact that she currently has impossible-to-ignore, lush red locks to go with her designer Cannes wardrobe?
Behind the scenes — as she is ferried about the French Riviera in a shiny black Mercedes dressed like a princess — Katrina is candid enough to admit that what looks like a fairy-tale lifestyle is actually “insanely, incredibly stressful” to accomplish. Consider the six suitcases she travelled with to Nice. She wasn’t lugging them around herself of course — but they’re indicative of the pressure to have everything she may need on hand to make a big, bold and lasting impression as a beauty brand’s Indian ambassador. Yes, she is likely to change her nail polish for every new outfit (she went goth-black with her red Elie Saab) and her hair will go from wavy to straight to up in a chic chignon as well. It’s all part of the need to meet the ‘royal challenge’ — to stamp her mark on the festival and its millions of followers before the rest of the Indian contingent shows up. So far, so good, don’t you think?