Asked to comment on Aishwarya's purple pout, he told media: "I think she looked fantastic ... She always does."

Aishwarya's choice of lip colour turned out to be a head turner at the red carpet, but her look was trolled widely on social media. She paired it with an embellished light pink Rami Kadi dress.

The actress, whose forthcoming film 'Sarbjit' was showcased at the gala, attended the fest for the 15th year as brand ambassador of cosmetic giant L'Oreal Paris.

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