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Productive things to do in 3k man-hours instead of making Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's butterfly gown at Cannes 2018

Why? Just tell us why...

Nairita Mukherjee Noir_Memoir 14 May 2018, 4:37 PM
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the red carpet at Cannes 2018, butterfly bann ke...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the red carpet at Cannes 2018, butterfly bann ke... Image: AFP

Have you seen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's butterfly gown? The one she swept the red carpet at Cannes 2018 with? The couture gown was designed by Michael Cinco, and "was created to reflect the impalpable dream of a butterfly metamorphosis," said Cinco to Harper's Bazaar.

And Cinco has truly put his heart into it. It's completely covered in Swarovski crystals and French palettes — ultra-violet, midnight blue, and red thread works — and boasts a 20-foot train that mimics "a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis," with that perfect sweetheart neckline.

But wait till you hear the best part — it took Cinco 3,000 hours to complete the piece. 3,000 hours roughly converts to 128 days, assuming the dress-makers worked non-stop. He obviously wasn't working alone, so it's 3,000 hours or 128 days of non-stop work by Cinco and his team of craftsmen. *mind has been blown*

Yup, that gown — which seems to be inspired by Shah Rukh Khan's song Butterfly bann ke from Jab Harry Met Sejal and that makes you feel you're looking into a kaleidoscope and makes you dizzy after a while — is a product of 3,000 hours of hard work.

Do you have any idea what 3,000 hours can do? Instead of investing it in a gown that has a shelf-life of two hours (because it's not that anyone will ever repeat the look), imagine the things you could have done with all that time. Go on, imagine, we'll help... 

Forget 80, you can now take an extended trip around the world in 128 days. Eat, pray, love. Not necessarily in that order, though. 


You can read more than 100 books, and while you're at it, you can build yourself a fortress of books to live in. 


You can binge-watch all the TV shows ever made — Netflix will have no chills left. 


30 minutes of running will burn between 280 and 520 calories. So 3,000 hours of running will burn anything between 1,6,80,000 - 3,1,20,000 calories. Are you intimidated yet?


Sleep! Oh, sweet slumber. Imagine just how much you will get to sleep? 


If you study for 3,000 hours straight before your board exam, chances are you'd ace it. Well, even if you don't, your folks will be so proud of you. 


You could most definitely learn a new language. And say 'Holy cow, you spent so much time on this gown?' in French. Or German. Your pick. 


You could move on from a bad, bad break-up, get a haircut and be rocking the Tinder scene. You could so be over your toxic ex, girl.


And one more thing, Ash. Your pop-in-law did a better butterfly in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. 


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