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Cannes 2016: Aishwarya Won't be at amfAR Gala But Sonam Will

"It's an honour to be a part of the esteemed amfAR gala. I cannot stress enough the importance of AIDS research in our time. This foundation is doing such incredible work dedicated towards raising funds for life-saving research programs that help the fight against AIDS," said Sonam

  | May 12, 2016 19:20 IST (Mumbai)
Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor photographed on the Cannes red carpet in 2015.

Highlights

  • This will be Sonam Kapoor's 6th year at the Cannes Film Festival
  • Sonam Kapoor says it's an honour to attend the amfAR Gala in Cannes
  • Aishwarya will miss amfAR Gala this year due to professional commitments
Actress Sonam Kapoor is set to attend the amfAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival.
This will be the 30-year-old-actress' first appearance at the prestigious Cinema Against AIDS fundraiser.
"It's an honour to be a part of the esteemed amfAR gala. I cannot stress enough the importance of AIDS research in our time. This foundation is doing such incredible work dedicated towards raising funds for life-saving research programs that help the fight against AIDS. I am looking forward to meeting the wonderful team that chairs amfAR and hope to contribute to this cause in every way possible," Sonam said in a statement.
Other prominent names to attend the gala are Helen Mirren, Sharon Stone, Katy Perry, Kenneth Cole, Lewis Hamilton, Isabeli Fontana, Barbara Palvin and Irina Shayk.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been a regular at the fundraiser, will be giving it a miss this year due to her professional commitments.
In her sixth visit to the Cannes, Sonam will attend various parties, film premieres and charity dinners.
 

 
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