The Assam Kaziranga University

Aimee Baruah, a renowned actress and filmmaker from Assam, graced the prestigious Cannes Film Festival red carpet for the second year running, showcasing the elegance of Assamese culture with her traditional Mekhela Chador. On Wednesday, May 24, Animee mesmerized onlookers as she elegantly donned a vibrant red and black pat silk Mekhela Chador at the illustrious event.

Expressing her excitement about the red carpet appearance, Aimee Baruah took to Facebook on Thursday to share pictures of her stunning ensemble. In her post, she stated, “Adorned in Assam’s symbolic attire, reflecting our pride and self-respect, I walked the ‘red carpet’ at the Cannes International Film Festival for the second time, embracing the essence of a remarkable occasion.”

She added, “I feel immensely honored and delighted to have the opportunity to grace the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival once again, draped in ‘Paaṭ,’ a fabric that epitomizes the rich heritage and prestige of Assam.”

During an interview with the news agency ANI, Aimee elaborated on her decision to wear traditional Assamese attire at the renowned event. She explained, “While at the red carpet, individuals typically choose to wear gowns, I made the conscious decision to showcase the opulence of my home state, Assam. Last year, I wore a Muga silk Mekhela, and this year, I opted for the pat silk fabric.”

Aimee also expressed her delight at the overwhelming positive response she received from attendees of the Cannes Film Festival. She shared, “The response was truly overwhelming, and many people expressed their curiosity about the traditional outfits and textiles of Assam. It was a moment of immense pride for me.”

It is worth mentioning that Aimee Baruah made her debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and her decision to embrace her cultural roots and promote Assamese traditions has garnered significant attention and appreciation on the global stage.

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