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Deepika Padukone chooses Padmavati over Cannes 

The actress said she won't be walking the red carpet in France as she is 'focussing on Padmavati'. 

Our Correspondent

Actress Deepika Padukone looks likely to miss the prestigious Cannes red carpet this year. Speaking to news agency IANS, the actress said she won't be seen walking the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May as she is focussed on her film project "Padmavati".

There was buzz that Deepika, who has reportedly bagged an international endorsement deal with cosmetic giant L'Oreal, will represent the brand at the film jamboree. A recent post by her designer Shaleena Nathani had Deepika Padukone's ad for L'oreal with the tagline 'Guess who's going to Paris?' This increased the expectations of the actress making an appearance at the prestigious film festival. 


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However, when asked about it, Deepika told the media here: "No. Right now all my energies are focused on 'Padmavati'." 

The actress, who also featured in Hollywood film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", looked very stylish as she stepped out for the HT Style Awards here on Friday night.

She also spoke about how an actor's style has got a lot to do with the team and stylists that work relentlessly behind the scenes, as well as the filmmakers who envision the actors to look a certain way.

At the HT Style Awards, Deepika seemed to gel very well with her former beau Ranbir Kapoor's mother Neetu. She also congratulated Neetu and her husband Rishi Kapoor for winning the 'Most Stylish Timeless Couple' title.

"Today I was very happy to see Neetu-ji and Rishi-ji win. I think they have always been extremely elegant and so well turned out always. They are elegant not just in the way they dress, but even in the way they conduct themselves. So it was nice seeing them," she said.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has been delayed owing to a number of controversies and protests surrounding the story in the film. 

- With inputs from IANS