"I was simply accused of being paid media, called a half-wit, a two-bit journalist with an agenda"
Some are polarised on the basic question of whether cinema is more entertainment or art, while others show cultural bias
Fetching in a mauve Elie Saab gown, Ash completed her look with diamond jewellery and her hair styled in soft waves
"I had privilege of coming here as a jury member. So, the relationship with this festival started on those grounds, which makes it very familiar for me," said Ash
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has, more than anyone else, provided incredible fodder for smirks and asides.
This year Bollywood and couture translated poorly on the red carpet
Director Emmanuelle Bercot outright rejected the idea that the choice of her film as festival opener was some sort of victory for female empowerment
In Jazbaa, Ash plays a mother whose child is kidnapped
For her second red carpet look on Wednesday, Aishwarya picked a white dress made up of architectural folds, the bodice sprinkled with black
The BBC reports that producer Valeria Richter was barred by red carpet officials, who allegedly pointed to her feet and said, "No, no, this won't work. You can't get in like this."
"Shocking report that Cannes bans flats on red carpet! Director of 'Amy', Asif Kapadia says his wife was given rough time too. Unacceptable surely," wrote Ms Ami on Twitter
Richa looked lovely in a mint and pink sari with a sparkly blouse