Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrives for the screening of the film "Armageddon Time" during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on Thursday. AFP / Reuters
Indian film star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been a regular at the Cannes Film Festival, turned heads at the ongoing 75th edition of the prestigious film fest as she walked the red carpet.
Aishwarya is the global brand ambassador of cosmetic brand L'Oreal Paris, which is one of the key sponsors and the beauty partner of the fest.
The actress, who was seen giving her signature poses to a legion of photographers, saved her best look for Day 3 of the film fest as she graced the premiere of “Armageddon Time,” which stars Oscar Isaac, along with Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Robert De Niro, Cate Blanchett and Jeremy Strong.
For her recent red carpet appearance, the actress, who was the member of the jury during the 2003 edition of the Cannes Film Fest, donned a beautiful wavy pastel-pink gown crafted by designer Gaurav Gupta. The intricately sculpted gown also featured a giant halo.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Eva Longoria (R) arrive at the 75th international film festival in Cannes. AP / AFP
Earlier, Aishwarya attended the premiere of the Tom Cruise-starrer “Top Gun: Maverick.” Dressed in a black-floral gown, Aishwarya's look received a thumbs-up from fans.
During the same premiere, Julia Roberts too made an appearance alongside Anne Hathaway, Aishwarya Rai and jury member Rebecca Hall.
Dressed in all black attire, Julia slayed at the red carpet as she rounded up her look with minimal jewellery, and open wavy tresses. Meanwhile, Aishwarya will be soon seen in Mani Ratnam's Tamil epic period drama “Ponniyin Selvan: I.”
It is the first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same name. Meanwhile, Pooja Hegde, who made her Cannes Film Festival debut at the “Top Gun: Maverick” premiere on Wednesday, was a sight to behold in an elaborate strapless ivory-hued feather gown that had an embellished bodice and a voluminous skirt.
Viola Davis (L), Aishwaya Rai Bachchan (C) and Elle Fanning pose for photographers in Cannes. AP
She paired this dazzling outfit with diamond danglers and a no-fuss ponytail. The “Ala Vaikunthapuram Loo” actress used the hashtag “Crafted in India” when she posted pictures of her new look on Instagram, indicating that the look was created by an Indian designer. She then expressed gratitude to Anurag Thakur for making it possible.
She said, "I didn't come with a brand; instead, I came with brand India. As an Indian actor, I've come to celebrate Indian cinema." Pooja Hedge talked about how walking the red carpet at Cannes is a dream in a video snippet.
Aishwarya Rai and US actress Eva Longoria pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "Top Gun : Maverick" in Cannes. AFP
At the 75th Cannes Film Festival, India is the “Country of Honour,” led by Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur. Pooja is among the 11 film personalities along with A.R. Rahman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, R. Madhavan, Shekhar Kapoor, and Prasoon Joshi, who are members of India's official delegation to Cannes.
Deepika Padukone poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Armageddon Time.' AP
Deepika Padukone, who is part of the jury of this film festival, joined the Indian delegation for the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion on Wednesday, the second day of world cinema's most prestigious showcase. During the inauguration of the India pavilion at Cannes 2022 on Wednesday, Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman explained why we should tell stories about West and try to break the boundaries.
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The glitzy show follows a box office slump when movie-mad India was hit hard by Covid-19, with US streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video rushing to fill the gap.
It is wonderful to see so many Indian stars at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Cannes and Bollywood have a very strong and deep relationship. Both of them have always appreciated and interacted with each other. Information and Broadcasting
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