Aishwarya, who completed her 15th year at Cannes Film Festival this year, shocked one and all when she attended screening of her new film Sarbjit wearing a purple lip colour. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘purple lipstick’ at Cannes made news a little while back. According to Sonam Kapoor, Ash wanted to be discussed and that’s what happened. She explained, “The whole idea of fashion and make-up is for people to discuss it and I guess she wanted to be ‘talked about’. She achieved what she wanted to achieve with it, which I think is great.”

When asked what she has to say about Aishwarya’s purple lips, Sonam quipped that the former Miss World should be happy with the attention she has received.

When asked if she would ever try a shade like that, the Neerja actress said, “I have done purple lipstick in the past, I have even done black for a shoot… People haven’t spoken about me!”

One of Sonam’s red-carpet appearances at the festival, a saree-inspired Ralph & Russo gown, was also poked fun at. Unfazed by it, Sonam, who thought the gown was her best outfit, said, “There were just one or two people but I think it was my most incredible look. I don’t believe in taking anything personally. I dress for myself and I felt beautiful.”

This year, the actress stuck to just Ralph & Russo on the red carpet, with the British couture house customising outfits for the Khoobsurat actress. “They (Michael and Tamara) are very good friends of mine. I spent New Year’s with them. I wanted to do something Indian-inspired and they kind of love India and love me. That’s why I did jhumkas and a saree-gown, which I think was incredible.”

When told that Aishwarya has called it L’Oreal’s prerogative, Sonam, 30, quipped: “I don’t think she walked for L’Oreal that day. There was an Amul ad on it; people were discussing it. I think it was great to do it on the 15th year; it’s cool. She was trending everywhere.”

Sonam, who is also representing the cosmetic brand, said she liked the colour and felt Aishwarya carried it off with “an aplomb.”