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Aishwarya Rai's 13 Years At Cannes

Aishwarya Rai has been a regular face at the Cannes Film Festival. The former beauty queen was appointed as the brand ambassador of L'Oreal in 2003. Ash joined the likes of Eva Longoria, Andie MacDowell and Penelope Cruz for representing the international cosmetic brand. Apart from Aishwarya, Sonam and recently Vidya Balan have been India's beautiful representatives to the festival in the French Riviera.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been the first Indian actress to grace the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival. Every year, the industry waits to see what Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is going to wear at the red carpet. From her very debut at Cannes in 2002, Ash has given some gorgeous and some disastrous looks at the red carpet of Cannes.

For the first few years, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given some huge fashion misses and her fashion faux pas has continued till she tied the knot with Big B's son, Abhishek Bachchan. After marriage, Ash has given back to back stylish appearances both desi and western which has left critics numb!

Even after pregnancy, Ash was criticised for her post-pregnancy weight. But the gorgeous brand ambassador of L'Oreal stunned and shocked the critics in her first public appearance at red carpet of Cannes in a desi look. She lost oodles of pregnancy weight and looked breathtaking in it. It is been 13 years since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is attending Cannes.

We can't wait to see what the gorgeous former Miss World is going to wear this year. Every year, the Indian representative is in news for her red carpet appearances. Here is a recap of the gorgeous Indian beauty and her 13 years of Cannes diary. These are the best and worst of former Miss World who is now an international star.

Aishwarya Rai's 13 Years At Cannes Diary:


She made her Cannes debut at the red carpet with King Khan, Shahrukh and director of Devdas, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The stars of Devdas along with the director graced the red carpet of Cannes. Ash opted for a desi look and wore a bright yellow coloured saree.


Ash gave three different appearances at 2003 Cannes Film Festival in French Riviera. We snapped her in a green saree with the top knot and then in a black gown that she wore at the premiere of 'The Matrix Reloaded'. Then she wore a pink strapless blouse and lehenga which was another fashion faux pas. Her appearance in 2003 was one of the worst ones in the Indian diva's Cannes diary.


In 2004, Aishwarya Rai walked Cannes red carpet wearing a white gown at the opening ceremony of the 57th International Cannes Film Festival and the screening of 'La Mala Educacion'.


In 2005, Ash surprised all the fashion critics and represented Indian's beauty in gorgeous outfits. Aishwarya wore a floral print outfit for the premiere of 'Match Point' in 2005 at the International Cannes Film Festival. She was also seen in a perfectly fit black gown!


This was another year for Aishwarya Rai where she showed off her style quotient at the international red carpet. She looked gorgeous in a blue gown at the Cannes 2006 red carpet worn for the premiere of The Wind That Shakes The Barley'.

2006: Miss

Just when things were going right fashionably, Ash wore this frilly black gown which was again criticised.


After tying the knot, Ash walked the Cannes red carpet in 2007 with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan. She looked gorgeous in a white gown at 'My Blueberry Nights' Premiere.


In 2008, Ash flashed her curvy figure in back to back gowns. The black and nude gown were perfect. But, ash looked like a prom queen in the pink gown. She was also seen in a green gown that year.


This was indeed one of the best looks of Aishwarya Rai at Cannes in 13 years. She walked the red carpet with hubby again. Ash looked breathtakingly gorgeous in a white gown.

2009: Miss

Just after dropping our jaws by wearing a white gown, Ash gave two appearances; one in a blue saree gown and another at Press Meet where she wore a dress.


Ash proved that she has got looks to die for and a personality to make women envy her at Cannes 2010 red carpet. She attended the premiere of Robin Hood held at the Palais des Festivals wearing a stunning mousse-line gown. She gave more looks at Cannes 2010 red carpet.

2010: Day 2

On Day 2, Ash looked all the more gorgeous in a glittering black gown.

2010: Day 3

In 2010, Ash gave her 3rd back to back look in a pink gown. She walked the red carpet with her mother.

2010: Saree

Ash after a long break wore the traditional Indian attire at Cannes red carpet during the premiere of Outrage. She walked the red carpet with hubby Abhishek Bachchan.


Ash looked gorgeous in a gown at Cannes Day 1 of Cannes 2011 red carpet. The spokesperson for L'Oreal Paris India made stylish appearances in this year.

2011 Second Apperance

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made another stylish appearances at 2011 Cannes red carpet. The international face of L'Oreal looked breathtaking in white and blue gown. She posed with style as she walked the red carpet to attend the 'Sleeping Beauty' premiere during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals.


New mom had put on weight after delivery but she donned different looks at Cannes despite being criticised. Be it her saree, gown or the kaftan, Ash looked gorgeous as always.


Last year, Ash gave some back to back different looks. She had lost her post-pregnancy weight and looked gorgeous in different designer creations at Cannes red carpet. She gave her first appearance in a gown and then during photocall, Ash wore a mermaid skirt and shirt.

AmfAR Gala: 2013

Ash glittered in a gold saree at amfAR gala at Cannes 2013.

100 Years of Indian Cinema

Ash wore a black saree and looked amazing at the 100 Years of Indian Cinema celebrations that was held at Cannes 2013.

Blue: 2013

She was also seen in a blue silk gown with her trademark top knot at the premiere of Cleopatra.

The Flying Kisses Tale

In most of her Cannes red carpet appearances, Ash has blown flying kisses and made men fall on their knees for her!

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