‘Stunning’ Aishwarya weaves Bollywood magic at Cannes Festival

Updated: May 13, 2010, 08:50 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Cannes: Bollywood made its presence felt at the world renowned Cannes Film Festival in French Riviera on its opening day as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan glided down in an impressive dress to attend the screening of Ridley Scott`s ‘Robin Hood’ which opened the 12-day run of the 63rd edition of the festival here on Wednesday.

Aishwarya walked down the red carpet hand-in-hand with Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker in what the international media hailed as ‘a stunning’ flowing lilac hued, strapless ballgown.

The Bachchan bahu stood up to the glittering occasion like an international veteran as she blew gentle kisses in all directions and waved royally.

Sporting a puff with minimal, delicate jewellery and a silver clutch, Aishwarya was at the venue as a representative of L`Oreal. She will also promote her film ‘Raavan’ along with her star husband Abhishek who plays the lead in this Mani Ratnam directed flick.

Both Longoria and Aishwarya seemed to have hit it off quite well as the beauties were seen chattering non-chalantly as the paparazzi went into a tizzy to capture them.

Aishwarya’s wardrobe had come under severe flak when she was in the prestigious jury of the film festival in 2004. Since then she has been a regular at the festival.

Bollywood’s leading lady was followed by the caste and crew of the film which included Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe.

The Cannes film festival runs through May 23.