She was earlier spotted at the Mumbai airport with her daughter Aaradhya while leaving for the gala on the night of May 14.
Before departing for Cannes, Mallika announced that one of her outfits would be a lehenga created by Indian designer Manish Tripathi
Indian stars went a little overboard in projecting the ethnic, oriental look at the Cannes red carpet that saw Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Sherlyn Chopra either going big on bling or heavy on jewellery and embroidery.
The Cannes red carpet is one of the most glamorous in the world with celebrities saving up their fashion mojo for the French Riviera. Little wonder then that India was holding it's breath for a style-savvy Bollywood showing.
Sherlyn Chopra grabbed the paparazzi's attention by grooving at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival wearing a white and gold Indian lehenga choli. She is there to promote her movie Kamasutra 3D with the team.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan popped against the Cannes red carpet on day seven in blue Gucci and fuchsia pink lips.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will walk the red carpet for AMFAR-The Ultimate Gold Collection here, wearing an exquisite gold themed outfit designed by Tarun Tahiliani.
Sherlyn Chopra wore a transparent ensemble for a red carpet event at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Last year's sari and jacket disaster is behind her. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may have made a belated appearance at Cannes 2013 but she certainly created a splash with her first outfits
Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor may have received a mixed reaction for their red carpet appearances at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival but world renowned fashion designer Ritu Beri feels proud about their ensemble selections.
Frieda Pinto, who was seen at the ongoing 66th International Cannes Film Festival, says the red carpet at the French Riviera is the most organised across the globe.
Jewellery worth more than $1 million due to be loaned to stars treading the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen in a pre-dawn heist on Friday but the coveted Palme d'Or trophy was safe, officials said.