Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Purple lip color became the talk of the town, as the lady strutted the Cannes Red Carpet. While some applauded the brave look, there were many who criticized it.
When Aishwarya was asked about it, she told us in an interview, “I had fun with it. It’s interesting and evoked all kinds of responses, and art does that. And I have said this not now in the context of ‘Purple Lips’, but I have maintained this over the years about the red carpet or creatives. It’s not d first or last in my life. It’s the time for the creative artists to have their Picasso moments. Sometimes people get it and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes it can be ‘Wow’ and sometimes it can be… I really can’t comprehend it. And that’s fine! It’s really not my fulcrum of existence and I have enjoyed it.”
Hubby Abhishek on the other hand didn’t feel the need to react to it because he thought his wife looked absolutely stunning.
Now in an interview with a leading daily, when Aishwarya’s father-in-law and megastar Amitabh Bachchan was asked about it, he said, “No, I didn’t see it, but what is wrong with that? Social media gives someone the opportunity to express themselves. You’ve never had that opportunity before, you never knew what others were thinking about you, at least now you know. And the good part is, it lasts for a day or half-a-day; the next day, something else comes up. Things move so rapidly in today’s life that you don’t have time. One’s attention span is so limited and so small. Whether it is watching the news on TV, every two minutes you hear a bang in the middle of the most sincere news, purely because they don’t want you to get to your remote and change the channel. That’s how life has become. Social media gives everybody a voice, everybody an opportunity, everybody a democratic opportunity to express themselves. What’s wrong with that?”