The intricate work and the heavy fabric did not flatter Ash's figure unlike her previous appearances.
Just when we were congratulating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on her Cannes 2013 wardrobe, she had another Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla hiccup on the red carpet.
At the premiere of the film Blood Ties
, Ash wore a full-sleeved, intricately embroidered anarkali which swamped her figure - an outfit just a shade less frumpy than the cream chikankari
sari and embroidered jacket that we so hated last year.
Ash in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla sari in Cannes last year
Unlike the Elie Saab dress and Saint Laurent shirt-Zac Posen skirt she wore on day one, the Abu-Sandeep anarkali added kilos to her silhouette and created zero impact on a high voltage red carpet attended by French actress Marion Cotillard in black, white and yellow Dior and American star Zoe Saldanha in blue-grey lace Valentino.
Marion Cotillard at the premiere
Zoe Saldana in Valentino
Ash looked stunning in an Elie Saab gown on her day one at the Cannes red carpet
Ash looked more than a little French in this outfit
When will Aishwarya learn to leave Abu-Sandeep to grace mom-in-law Jaya Bachchan's closet? Stick to Elie Saab and Sabyasachi, Ash.
Ash was the cynosure of all eyes in this Sabyasachi sari
Meanwhile, jury member Vidya Balan continued her series of sari embarrassments in red print, a red long-sleeved blouse, white beads and a white bag.
Vidya at the Cannes premiere of A Castle in Italy
Between Ash and Vidya, it's hard to decide who looked worse. We're looking to Sonam Kapoor now to resurrect the Indian fashion flag.