How Deepika, Sonam and Kangana Have Been Prepping for Cannes 2019

From workouts to wardrobe selection, we bring you the deets on all the red carpet preps.

It's the second week of May and some of Bollywood's favourite A-listers are making their way to the Cannes Film Festival 2019 (yay!). With Deepika making her first appearance today, we get ready to take in all the fashion and glitz that is going to unfold over the next few days. Deepika's Met Gala 2019 look this year was a sartorial success, and if last year's outfits are anything to go by, we are expecting some memorable moments.


When it comes to their Cannes appearances, Bollywood actors have to do wayyy more than just pick out a pretty dress. There is a tonne of prep that goes into getting Cannes-ready, from diet and fitness regimes to consulting with designers and stylists. Here's how some of Bollywood's Cannes regulars like Sonam, Kangana and Deepika have been gearing up for this year's event.

Kangana Ranaut


Kangana, who made some waves with her Festival debut last year, is all set to shake things up this year as well. The actor has paired up with designers Falguni and Shane Peacock to create a dramatic entrance with a saree made up of the forgotten weaves and rich fabrics of India. Representing a vodka brand at the event, she reveals that her clothes with reflect the theme  'Live Victoriously'. This is what she had to say to a leading daily: 

"The clothes I wear will have drama. At the same time, as an Indian actor on a global platform, I have the responsibility of endorsing our weavers and wearing outfits that reflect our rich cultural heritage." She adds, "My stylist Ami Patel and I have been brainstorming for a few weeks. We, along with Falguni and Shane Peacock, are designing a unique saree. The idea is to revive the forgotten weaves and bring them to the fore so that the world is more aware of our rich fabrics and culture."

Deepika Padukone

According to reports, Deepika's focus this year is to look fabulously fit. Her trainer Yasmin Karachiwala revealed that the actor wants to look lean and toned, and has been trying out different Pilates equipment in addition to a trampoline workout called 'cardiolates' to get red-carpet ready. Yasmin adds that Deepika's regime is sure to give you some serious health goals, and if her recent Instagram posts are anything to go by, we can't help but agree.

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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

Sonam Kapoor is one celeb who nails her Cannes appearances year after year. To gear up for this year's Festival, it's not just fashion, but diet and fitness that have been on the actor's mind. According to Radhika Karle, Sonam's Pilates instructor and nutritionist, she follows a light vegetarian diet with loads of fluids like coconut water and a concoction of broken down protein, along with home cooked meals including rice and veggies. She combines this with a workout regime of Pilates and cardio interval training, focusing on toning her legs and back, which are essential for the super-glam, low-back and high-slit outfits she will be wearing in Cannes. 

sonam Kapoor