The 2017 Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 17th to May 28th. Among the top Bollywood names attending the festival is ‘Bachchan bahu’ Aishwarya Rai. The former Miss World has been gracing the red carpet of the festival since 2002. She has never missed the event from that particular year. Rai first walked the red carpet of the event when she was there for the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas. She was then accompanied by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and the King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan. Aishwarya Rai is also the first Bollywood actress to be a jury member of the said film festival (2003). She will be seen on the red carpet on May 19 and 20 to represent L’Oreal Paris.
Aishwarya Rai has given many blockbuster movies, but Devdas remains a milestone in her movie career. It was a cult classic which won several national and international awards. It was this movie that made her step foot for the first time on the Cannes red carpet. This year, she will relive the 2002 moment when she will be presenting her movie Devdas at an Open Air Cinema event in the festival. The movie will be screened on the 20th of May. The outdoor cinema event is scheduled to be held from May 17 – May 22.
This is the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. To mark its 70th anniversary, L’Oreal Paris who is the official makeup partner of the festival asked some of the actresses who were the face of the brand to select a movie for free public viewing. It is also to celebrate the 20 years of collaboration with L’Oreal Paris with the festival. Apart from Devdas picked by Aishwarya Rai to be screened on 20th May, other movies selected by the other ambassadors of the brands include:
- Maps to the Stars (2014) by Julianne Moore on the 17th of May
- Thelma and Louise, the 1991 movie will be presented by Susan Sarandon on 18th May
- Sex, Lies, and Videotape by Andie MacDowell on May 21
- Eva Longoria opted for Lowriders on May 22.
All the movies are selected by the six ambassadors of the brand. One more movie will be selected. However, it will be revealed later in the event.
The Cannes Film Festival attracts some of the most popular people from the field of entertainment. Several Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities are set to grace the red carpet. It is one of the most prestigious and renowned film festivals in the whole world. It is an event known for fashion extravaganza with lots of glitz and glamor. In 2007, Aishwarya walked the red carpet with her hubby Abhishek Bachchan. Apart from Aishwarya Rai, the other names to appear in the French Riviera are actresses Deepika Padukone on May 17 and May 18 and Sonam Kapoor who is scheduled for a red carpet walk on May 21 and May 22. Shruti Hassan is also going to make her maiden Cannes red carpet walk.