However, later she denied it stating: “It’s all gossip – I never said any of that. I don’t want to remark on it anymore. A lot has been printed and said and it’s all turned very untidy and filthy, and I don’t wish to get into it anymore. I would address her in a deferential way, but I’d never call her aunty.” However, Sonam’s comment might have cost her the opportunity to walk the red carpet at Cannes that year. According to rumours, angry Aishwarya Rai lobbied with the top executives of L’Oreal and got Sonam kicked out of the big event.