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VOTE! Vidya Balan's BEST Cannes Look

Last updated on: May 28, 2013 10:00 IST

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Vidya Balan, who served on the Cannes Film Festival jury panel along side the likes of Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg, took desi dressing on an international platform to a mythical level.

Dressed and styled by popular Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee -- who's known for his elaborate ethnic wear with regal elements like high necklines, intricate embroidery and voluminous silhouettes -- for the entire course of the fest, Vidya had quite a few hits and misses on the red carpet.

Liked one look more than the other? VOTE for your favourite at the end of this slideshow!

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The actress arrived for the Bombay Talkies screening in a look that received a lot of positive feedback.

The sari paired with a potli purse, big earrings and a soft bun was one of her better looks.


 

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters

When she first arrived at the Martinez hotel for the festival, Vidya looked striking in her red, gold and black lehenga which she paired with jhumkas and a tiny bindi.

The look, however, lost its sheen after repeated sightings in the course of the festival.

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
This was probably the point from where it all went downhill.

The actress picked out a particularly matronly sari and blouse to attend the premiere of French drama Un Chateau En Italie.

The overdose of pearls didn't help matters either. 

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The opening ceremony of the festival saw Vidya in yet another Indian look that screamed for attention.

While the lehenga itself was pretty, the effort put into styling was a bit much.

 

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

In what can be best described as ideal dressing for a royal matriarch holding her annual press conference, Vidya turned up for a jury photocall in this highly strung and monotonous look.

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images
Another time, the tiny bindi, high neckline and slicked back hair were joined by blue jewelley that offered a nice contrast to the look.
 
The nose ring looked terribly out of place.

Vidya Balan

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
Attending the closing ceremony, the actress joined fellow jury members in a two-toned lehenga.

The outfit came as a welcome respite with its relatively minimalist styling and the new hairdo.

VOTE! Vidya Balan's BEST Cannes Look

Image: Vidya Balan

So which of these do you think is Vidya Balan's best look at Cannes? Take the poll below and let us know!