London, May 17 (ANI): French First Lady Carla Bruni has revealed that she puts on glasses and changes her voice in a bid to avoid being recognised on the streets of Paris.
The former model-singer said her being the third wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy at times lands her in controversy and makes "normal" behaviour unworkable.
Hence, the 41-year-old undertakes steps to ensure her identity is concealed.
"When I go out shopping, I disguise myself by putting on glasses and I change my voice," the Telegraph quoted her as saying in an interview.
And sources in the French capital insist, the changed voice holds a comic element and can be "funny and quite different to anything you normally hear".
A source said: "Carla is first and foremost an artist and she loves performing. Making everybody think she is someone else while she does her shopping appeals to her sense of mischief.
"She acts like this for security reasons, but does run the risk of sounding like an unpopular member of the French aristocracy." (ANI)