You'd think that 'Aishwarya Rai Bachchan' would prove a mouthful for anybody not a desi but Cannes, at least, has no trouble pronouncing her name.
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Moments before the queen of hearts sashayed down the red carpet to watch Marion Cotillard's film Two Days, One Night, stunning in a gold Roberto Cavalli gown, she had to navigate a screaming horde of autograph-seekers.
As she proceeded, Ash-struck fans erupted in shrieks of 'Aishwarya,' happy with a glance, a smile or an autograph. And they just wouldn't let her go. It was the ultimate French kiss.
Aishwarya's next appearance was on the red carpet, in silvery-white Cavalli, was also equally show-stopping. We are now holding our collective breath for the amfAR Gala which Aishwarya will host with husband Abhishek Bachchan.