Vivek Agnihotri slams the stars for taking help of ‘costume slaves’ at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes International film festival has been in the news for a while now, with stars from all over the world gracing the most iconic fashion ceremony. As the event is undergoing drastic attention, the Kashmir Files director criticized the actors for taking the help of the staff on the red carpet and seeking assistance from them to manage their outfits. Taking it to Twitter, Vivek Agnihotri shared a tweet and a picture of Aishwarya’s look for the Cannes and a man helping with the long trail of the dress.

He wrote, “Have you guys heard of a term called ‘costume Slaves’. They are mostly girls (a suited man in this case). You can see them now in India too with almost every female celeb. Why are we becoming so stupid and oppressive just for such uncomfortable fashion?”


No sooner than he posted it, the statement created havoc over the internet. While some agreed with Agnihotri’s remark and said it had been very rational. One wrote, “its to grab attention,” and another said, “I don’t know what exactly all these celebs trying to achieve by wearing such uncomfortable and kind of ugly dress..,” while a netizen tweeted, “The best part she is also not looking comfortable with the attire..”

On the other hand, some backfired the director for making such unnecessary comments. A user wrote, “She refused your movie, is it?” wherein another said, “Let it be. Nobody is going to wear these dresses in normal life. What’s your grievance? What, The Fashion Files is next?”

For this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya donned a Sophie Couture outfit. She appeared in a silver-colored dress with a black bow in the front and a giant hood. She had attended the premiere of Indiana Jones The Dial of Destiny, directed by Harrison Ford on Thursday. This year she reached the French Riviera with her daughter.