- Aishwarya will be walking the red carpet as the brand ambassador on May 19-20.
- Bollywood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will also walk the Cannes red carpet.
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to relive her first Cannes moment with the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Devdas" at an outdoor cinema event during the festival.
The actress, who is set to walk the red carpet as L'Oreal Paris brand ambassador on May 19 and 20, will attend the brand's Paris Open Air Cinema event.
The outdoor cinema event, to be held from May 17 to May 22, will showcase films that will be selected and introduced in-person by six actress ambassadors of the beauty brand
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who first went to the Cannes Film Festival with Devdas back in 2002, with Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
"Devdas" will be screened on May 20. Devdas, inspired by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1901 novel, featured Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi. The Bhansali directorial was a cinematic marvel with the revelry of dance and music, and a tragic love story splashed with myriad emotions.
"We attended the festival not just as artists but as proud representatives of Indian cinema, showcasing a film that meant so much to us. The kind of reception we got for the movie was truly overwhelming, and I will cherish it all my life," Aishwarya said in a statement.
Besides Aishwarya, Bollywood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will also walk the Cannes red carpet.
One of Deepika Padukone's fan clubs tweeted the news and it has been going viral ever since. However, there is no official word on this as yet. While Ash has been a veteran at Cannes, this is the first time that Deepika will be walking the red carpet on May 17 and 18 along with international ambassadors Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon.
Sonam Kapoor will attend the event on May 21 and 22.
The festival runs from May 17 to 28.
Last Updated 7:00 PM IST