Ash was ravishing in a red Banarasi sari with pink embellishments, polki jewellery and roses accessorising her look. Her conversation with President Hollande ranged from talking about movies to her experiences at Cannes, a guest at the lunch told IANS
The biopic is from the point of view of Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, to be played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who endured severe hardship in trying to get her brother released. The title role will be played by Randeep Hooda. "National Award was unexpected for me and I have always thought about Oscars; so let's see. We're thinking to open the film in Cannes on May 20,"
Ash was reported to have been stopped at India Pavilion on May 19 because her car lacked a security clearance document called a 'blue pass'
In what must have been a sobering reality check for Aishwarya, she found herself unrecognized and almost turned away from an event on the sidelines of the film festival this year
"I was simply accused of being paid media, called a half-wit, a two-bit journalist with an agenda"
Fetching in a mauve Elie Saab gown, Ash completed her look with diamond jewellery and her hair styled in soft waves
"I had privilege of coming here as a jury member. So, the relationship with this festival started on those grounds, which makes it very familiar for me," said Ash
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has, more than anyone else, provided incredible fodder for smirks and asides.
This year Bollywood and couture translated poorly on the red carpet
In Jazbaa, Ash plays a mother whose child is kidnapped
For her second red carpet look on Wednesday, Aishwarya picked a white dress made up of architectural folds, the bodice sprinkled with black
"Before Aaradhya, I don't think I've even looked at that side of Cannes," said Aishwarya