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I can’t believe this – after all the gorgeous beauties we sent out to Cannes this year, it’s a guy who finally stole (rather, saved!) the show, proving to style watchers across the world that Indians have not collectively lost all sense of fashion, despite what Mallika Sherawat, Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai would have them believe.

Just when all seemed lost, Arjun Rampal takes to the red carpet in a perfectly fitted bandhgala and jodhpurs (which I can tell you, after spending years on the equestrian circuit, is not something 95% men can pull off with even a glimmer of panache), looking more like a dashing Indian royal than a Bollywood star. Even though I am not loving the moustache on this heartthrob, I still think it’s a very good idea for wife Mehr Jessia (who is looking equally ravishing in a flowing Tarun Tahiliani creation) to stick very closely to hubby dear through the evening… after all, the likes of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DeCaprio have nothing on our very own Prince Charming and one doesn’t know who is on the prowl out there!

Good show Rohit Bal – would you please work your magic on some of our other Bollywood exports next year?