News|May 17, 2010 3:47 pm

Deepika on her Cannes Experience

Deepika Padukone who was equaly excited for Cannes as she was for presenting Bollywood at Interntaionl festival expressed her feelings.

This was Deepika’s first ever Major International Appearance, she said, she kept the promise she had made to herself as a starry-eyed teenager.

Deepika Said,

Long ago when I had started modeling, I had promised myself that whenever I attend an international event, I’d wear a saree because I’d rather represent my country in the national costume than in western clothes. I get enough opportunities at home to wear western clothes. When I’m seen at an international event I’d rather be fully Indian.

Deepika felt home at the festival, she said,

Here at Cannes, they aren’t looking at me or anyone else from Bollywood as oddities. Even if I was in a saree I didn’t feel marginalized or ethnic. I feel, at home.

She was asked to comment on other Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan present at Cannes, she said,

I wouldn’t like to comment on others. Speaking for myself, I find the saree very Indian and yet very sensuous. I wore an off –white Rohit Bal creation on the red carpet. It felt good to be so Indian so far away from home.

we have also herd that Deepika had spoke to Aish about what she will be wering at Cannes before deciding on her own outfit.

Aishwarya has worn a Gown and Deepika made her first appearance in India offwhite Designer Saree.

Deepika hardly met anyone at Cannes She said she met Michael Schumacher,apart from the festival Deepika enjoyed Sight seeing as she knew that its a beautiful place to visit and she had been to Cannes earlier as a tourist,

She said,

There’s so much to Cannes besides the festival. In fact, the first time when I came to Cannes in 2002 I was here not for the Festival but as a tourist. I remember I had stood outside the venue of the Cannes film festival and taken pictures. I had promised myself that next time I’d be back as part of the Festival and here I am.

after returning from Cannes visit, Deepika is ready to get back to work, she will be leaving on Sunday for a long scheduled Danish Aslam’s Break Be Baad in Mauritius.