Kangana Ranaut is always a bit hatke. Take, for example, her look for the Grey Goose party at Cannes.
When she visited the India Pavilion, she chose to speak in Hindi; a fact that was much appreciated.
'When I started out -- after my debut in a very strong role -- I was jobless for a considerable amount of time because I did not fit into the roles that were popular those days,' she said, talking about how much the film industry has changed.
'Since the last year or two, a lot of women have made a comeback, be it Neena Gupta or Madhuri Dixit, without being frowned upon as far as their age is concerned. While this may not be happening in a big way in the mainstream, there are some examples to begin with and that’s not a bad thing.'
She also spoke about being a nationalist and a liberal. 'I don’t know when and how nationalism and being liberal became two different things because nationalism is very spiritual in nature.'
Dwelling on the plight of the technicians in the industry, she said, 'Our technicians are hugely devalued and there are people who do stunts... there is no insurance for them.
'Human life, the way it is treated on sets, it’s so sad.
'Some people have no value for time. Shifts of eight hours run to 12 hours and... there's lack of planning and organising, so things roll into lunch breaks, snack breaks and there is so much delay...
'Actors, directors go into their vans, eat on time, they take care of their diet, but the way a unit is treated is definitely something we must look at.
'There is a difference between the food they get. There's Unit 1, 2, 3...
'These are petty things.
'Sometimes the films cost crores. Sometimes, films have a huge budget, but because you are used to treating human life in such a crass way, you continue with that tradition without realising you have the budget for everything, but you just don’t want to do it...
'There should be strict rules for that and more for human rights.'
For the event, she wore a custom made Falguni Shane Peacock corset. Her Kanjeevaram sari was created by Madhurya Creations.
For a touch of drama, she took inspiration from Audrey Hepburn's iconic gloves in Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Ali Pirzadeh took care of her hair, while Anil C was in charge of her make-up.
Kangana was styled by Ami Patel.
Kangana along with Amit Khare, secretary, ministry of information and broadcasting and Prasoon Joshi, CBFC chairman at the Indian Pavilion.
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Photographs: Kind courtesy Team Kangana Ranaut/Instagram