Hina Khan and Helly Shah recently turned heads during their appearance Cannes 2022. However, it wasn’t easy for them and they faced a lot of discrimination before they make it to the French Riveria.
Khan spoke about being disheartened and, whilst invited to India Pavilion, maintained that elitism still exists, reports Bollywood Life.
She expressed how some designers didn’t want to give her their clothes when she made her debut at Cannes back in in 2019. “A lot of Indian designers didn’t want to give me clothes and that was the sad reality. I had to opt for designers abroad and they love me. They are always messaging me and appreciating me. They don’t do these discrimination,” she said.
Shah, who made her debut at Cannes this year, spoke about facing discrimination for being a TV star. She revealed, “We reached out to all Indian designers almost a month before the scheduled Cannes red carpet walk. Earlier, they said that they would share but when my manager tried reaching out to the designers closer to the date, everyone started saying ‘Oh, we can’t do it or were unresponsive.”
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