May 18|2009

Nubile Sonam Kapoor apparently jumped the gun. At a press conference in Mumbai last week, the 20-something who represents the Indian market for the same beauty brand as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a statement about walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this year along with international heavyweights including Ash, Elizabeth Banks, Eva Longoria and Rachida Brakni.

Immediately after her announcement came a round of media reports blaming Ash for ‘making sure’ Sonam didn’t get the same Cannes honour as herself. Naturally Ash is disturbed.

The actress who has been representing the brand at Cannes since 2002; fails to understand why her name is being dragged into this controversy especially since the official press note doesn’t even mention Sonam as part of the red carpet brigade. In the meantime, Sonam’s media relations manager has also said that she will get the brand to issue a clarification on this whole red-carpet Cannes controversy so all doubts are laid to rest. And, we guess Anil Kapoor will be a relieved man.

After all, he is currently torn between two beautiful women — his heroine Aishwarya and daughter Sonam.