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Aishwarya Rai: Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony!

Aishwarya Rai: Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony!

Aishwarya Rai walks the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the 64th Cannes Film Festival held at Palais des Festivals on Wednesday (May 11) in Cannes, France.

The 37-year-old Bollywood actress recently signed on to play the lead role in director Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Heroine.

A formal announcement about the casting news is expected to be made at the festival.

Aishwarya replaces Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, who dropped out of the film due to unhappiness with the script.

FYI: Aishwarya is carrying a Jimmy Choo clutch and wearing Chopard jewelry.

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71 Responses to “Aishwarya Rai: Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony!”

  1. 1
    Madhatter Says:

    I am baffled as to why so many people think she is “gorgeous.”
    I saw an interview with her years ago that followed her around as she went about her day shopping, etc.
    She was vapid and obnoxiously narcissistic.

  2. 2
    aly Says:

    Elegant and beautiful

  3. 3
    kiki Says:

    she pretty but so annoying and conceited in interviews. watch her interview on letterman you’ll know what i mean. she is pretty though

  4. 4
    d.ndnd Says:

    shes gained weight… still looks kinda hot though

  5. 5
    Harry Says:

    man weight gain made her look older, ugh. But she is beautiful and thats coming from someone who is not even into this type of middle eastern look.

  6. 6
    LOL Says:

    beautiful woman

  7. 7
    Vishal Says:

    She’s still one of the most beautiful women in the world. Glad her body is feminine like a woman and not like a stick thin model. She comes across as sweet and humble in interviews. Unfortunately a lot of people are jealous of her success, fame, beauty, talent and hence write frustrated comments like some of the above ones. I’m glad I admit the truth and don’t make up stories to make a nice person look bad.

  8. 8
    Che Says:

    wow she’s already 38? I had no idea..the most I would give her is 32. She is beautiful and classy nonetheless.

  9. 9
    d.ndnd Says:


    she put letterman in his place IMO….
    he was being cocky by indirectly insulting her culture…

  10. 10
    Mia Says:

    She’s definitely pregnant.

  11. 11
    TT Says:

    The most beautiful woman in the world. And she definitely looks younger than 37.

  12. 12
    TT Says:

    Look at this picture:
    That’s not just weight gain. It’s a baby bump. :)

  13. 13
    questions Says:

    lose weight fat ass
    i also hate how one eyebrow is always raised
    she smells like curry

  14. 14
    Sihaam Says:

    Geeeese why do Indian people try to shave this lady down our throat. We get it you only have one beautiful woman in all of India. We get it she is beautiful, stunning, and has a gorgeous eyes. But she is not the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world. Get over it. There are other amazing looking women attending the Cannes film festival look beyond your azz:)

    In a good note that dress is made for her body she looks magnificent regardless of her weight gain!!!

  15. 15
    lovelydee Says:

    She is very beautiful.

  16. 16
    Anna Says:

    She has a round face and coloured contacts. She’s also light-skinned which makes her something of a beauty in Indian culture. She is extremely average looking and lacks charisma. As she gets older, her face gets rounder and less pretty. Without a good personality, it doesn’t bode well for her aging.

  17. 17
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  18. 18
    Hitler Says:

    What is your problem..The way Letterman asked the question the same way she repilied…Good Job Ashwaryaia

  19. 19
    LadyB Says:

    Looks like she is pregnant. Hope she is.

  20. 20
    sonia Says:

    I hate the hype around her,dude
    she can’t act,she got her place here by using people,mostly men(Salman,Vivek,Abhi).Man looks takes u places
    There are far better actors in Bollywood who are far more beautiful
    just search Bipasha Basu,Kareena Kapoor,Priyanka Chopra
    Anushka Sharma
    Her try at hollywood failed badly w/duds,shes pretty but not that much
    only thing she has is eyes,Bollywood has already forgotten about her
    Shes aging very fast,if she was a good person maybe there would be something but she is so arrogant,like crazy and fake.Sushmita Sen is far better then her,no wonder she beat her in Miss India and won Miss Universe,she stood by her promise to,to adopt orphans,while Aish here promised to build a skl for kids,where is that??

  21. 21
    um Says:

    She’s not Middle Eastern. She’s from India which is in Asia

  22. 22
    mike Says:

    she’s one of the most beautiful women in the world.

  23. 23
    Rani Says:

    Inner beauty counts more then outer beauty
    She has no inner beauty,she is quite pretty on the outside,but not that much.Its not right to call her the most beautiful women in the world,one because beauty lies in the beholder also we have not seen every single women in the world to declare that.Her make up here is very bad.
    I have no right to say on her personality but from what Ive seen in her interviews,she doesn’t seem to nice.As for Heroine,well she can’t act,she is good in some roles,but just fit to be a model like Megan Fox.from what I hear of Heroine,the character is very demanding,Aishwarya can’t fit it,Kareena is 10x better actresses,if not her they should have chosen Priyanka chopra. I must say,from my point of view Ive seen prettier people in India even Bollywood.Even today I admire and adore Sushmita Sen,not only for her exotic beauty but for her dashing and bold personality,she is so intelligent far more then Aishwarya,also Sushmita devotes so much time to charity and kids,its lovely.Just my opinion

  24. 24
    ana nicole Says:

    she is gorgeous!

  25. 25
    G Says:

    One of the overrated and most hyped woman , thank to her PR agency to boost her “popularity”
    She is an embarrassment to India !
    No Personality and Fake smile and irritating giggles !!!
    Please boycott any news that comes with her name. There are more deserving people in Hindi Cinema who could do a better job than this Plastic doll !!!

  26. 26
    Alan Says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  27. 27
    Lena Says:

    I really hope she’s pregnant too! It would be a shame to waste her DNA. Abhishek is quite handsome and they just seem like they would make wonderful parents.

    I watched that Letterman interview too – and he went in there being a ****. He is a comedian who was no doubt gonna look for a way to make fun of something and she was right to have acted the way she did.

    Watch the Oprah ones too – dont judge on one interview.

    And no ones stuffing her down anyone’s throat – She is the face of Bollywood outside of India, whether you like it or not – deal with it – and dont click on the article if you dont wanna read about it. Simple as that.

    It’s also not fair to hate her because of the “most beautiful in the world title” . She didn’t go around introducing herself as such – Julia Roberts gave it to her and it just spread – how is that her fault. I think Rani Mukherji and Deepika Padukone are just, if not, more beautiful – but im not gonna hate Aishwarya because of it. That’s just my view on what beauty is – It’s an opinion.

  28. 28
    Jaillian Says:

    I lv da way u act.U beautiful an nyc build.My husband lyks u so dat he even says u r his wife.

  29. 29
    janith Says:

    i think she’s fine .but she gained weight a lot.but if u guys have seen her in her movies like devdas dilk rishta an some other few u’ll see how beautiful waman was she

  30. 30
    Sliiigo toress ^________^ cute Says:

    Scary her body and face

  31. 31
    Sliiigo toress ^________^ cute Says:

    Old and sick

  32. 32
    sarah Says:

    A very beautiful elegant lady.

  33. 33
    Adora Adams Says:

    I would say despite her arrogance she is quite beautiful and a talented dancer. She was good in Devdas. She is NOT the most beautiful women the world.

  34. 34
    An Says:

    aishwarya so pretty and look younger than age i love naturel girl

  35. 35
    sutrasex from india Says:

    mai pyara use bahuta bahuta bahuta jyada hai prthvi me sundara , bharata ja!

  36. 36
    ka simply Amazing!!!!!!! Says:

    @#24, ur gorgeous than Ash

  37. 37
    vishal shelke Says:

    she is the hottest women in the whole world.i like but……………miss u

  38. 38
    Rafay Says:

    well… let’s just say, she is beautiful…. personality only matters to those who are close.. cheers.

  39. 39
    Anil Says:

    She made in big in Bollywood because she looks like an Afghani/Persian woman and not Indian. Indian society worships fair skinned women only and skin bleaching is a billion dollar enterprise in that country.

  40. 40
    Rocky Says:

    One word: GORGEOUS!

  41. 41
    Mimi Says:

    You think THIS woman is average looking??? You’re crazy, like seriously mad.

  42. 42
    Julia Says:

    ^ Jealous girls always hate on her. LOL.

    But she is deserves all the attention.

    She is a world class beauty! Wow!

  43. 43
    JT Says:

    This woman is STUNNING!

    At the Oscars she was also a 10!

  44. 44
    Lindsey Says:

    She is a breathtaking beauty. No argument.

  45. 45
    John Says:

    SHE IS HOT AS HELL and worth the hype.

    Insecure girls need to admit it and get a life!

  46. 46
    Zz Says:

    She and Angelina are the most beautiful women on the planet.

  47. 47
    me Says:

    Wow, what happened to her face? She used to look so beautiful and now looks nothing but ordinary.

  48. 48
    phoebe Says:

    the dress makes her look fat,arms need toning a lot
    she looks really good but not breathtaking in this outfit.eye make up could have been better too

  49. 49
    natacha Says:

    SHE CAN’T ACT ?????????????? you are talking nonsense!! Have you watch DEVDAS, TAAL, HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM????
    (of course there are many other beautiful movies with her!) but PLEASE watch at least one of these movies, think about it and come back on this website to write something intelligent !

    okay she can be posh or see as ‘ a cold person’ but she is definitly an actree !

    ps: If you did watch one of her movies and still think she doesnt have talent … I feel very sorry for you

  50. 50
    To the Uglypeople who hate ash Says:

    What i know hat you people are RACIST.RACIST.RACIST.I do not see you ppl commenting on ANGELINA JOLIE.Your white goddess ANGELINA JOLIE IS A MIXTURE of 4 kind of races.All those white beauties are mixture. I got the evidence. What a sick and ugly ppl you. It is better you keep your opinion to yourself. I am not only saying the white ppl also including middle eastern. For example, haifa wehbe got plastic surgery. Nancy ajram is a ethic arab mixture.The interesting fact is that some of the middle eastern Arab actresses are CHRISTIAN. The funny things here is that some of the muslim arab celeb does not use their hijab (حجاب). The arab world is a replicate of hollywood but in a more polite way. I AM A PROUD INDIAN DESPITE THAT I AM NOT AN INDIAN NATIONALITY.I DO NOT LIVE IN ANY WESTERN COUNTRY. I live in any region that are heavily influences by indian culture but they forgetten it already. You jeolous ppl will die actually, i hope that God will cut your tongue for saying bad things against ash .

  51. 51
    Amanda Says:



    One of the most beautiful women ever!

    That face is so exotic and gorgeous!

  52. 52
    Anamie Says:

    No one boycotts Aishwarya Rai, not even the most jealous ones!!! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is still the best!!!

  53. 53
    lemter Says:

    c is really extraordenary…………………the best…………luking most glamoreous…in festival

  54. 54
    anshul Says:

    aishwarya rai is the most beautiful woman in the world. At the age of 38 she is better than the heroines of 21.

  55. 55
    Mystic Says:


    So anyone who dislikes her is jealous of her beauty, fame…yadda yadda? She is very annoying and that’s why some ppl dislike her. Just accept that and don’t make up silly stories.

  56. 56
    Mystic Says:


    The school was built by Uncle Amar SIngh. remember? haha!!

  57. 57
    Sherry Says:

    Where are you getting your information girl ??
    She is light skinned but so are millions of other Indian woman..and she doesn’t wear contacts, that’s her natural eye color..I’m not her biggest fan, one can find Indian women are way hotter than her..but she definitely deserves credit for what she is..and that probably not the beauty she once was (her Miss World era) .. but definitely sublime.. and fabulous dresser as of Cannes 2011..!

  58. 58
    Sherry Says:

    @um: Big part of middle east is in Asia my friend..but I see your point..She has Indian…not from the middle east..

  59. 59
    Naved Says:

    Aishwarya Rai is truly the most beautiful woman in the world. You cannot stop looking at her beauty. There is no need to get jealous or insecured of her. Thank God that we are forturnate to have seen Goddess beauty and grace with complete package of brain and talents in our time.

  60. 60
    Aditya Chopati Says:

    Rani, you and Kareena both look like walk like and talk like man. Have no acting skills.

  61. 61
    Naved Says:

    Salman the criminal, murderer lonely fool. On the other hand Vivek did a good job of coming out of the truth about Lallu.

    In any time these women cannot match timeless Aishwarya beauty, grace and talents.

  62. 62
    Pranav Says:

    @sonia: Pa

    She fulfilled the promise, she built a school for kids in UP and other places. google it !

  63. 63
    sapna Says:

    Some of the comments are really sick, why are bringing other indian actresses in an Aishwarya topic. Go comment on your favourite~! And tell she is so beatutiful hundred times better than Aishwarya etc.. Some of you are so jealous of Aishwarya achievements and beauty which your favourite couldn’t achieve!! Chill out!! Everyone get what they deserve!!

    Aishwarya is a beautiful woman and a good actress. She has it all!! And some people talking about her personality.. do you know her personal. No so back off!! No reason to bash someone you don’t know!! Hate is bad thing!!

  64. 64
    snowy Says:


    Hmmm – Wonder what Anna’s standards are for good-looking. Anna would you post your picture, and let us comment on YOUR looks?

    And how many plastic surgeries have you had to make you look at-least this passable? Just curious.

  65. 65
    dana Says:

    She is too beautiful to ever get old indeed.Her eyes are so gorgeous and her face is perfect!I also think she is the most beautiful woman in the world,she deserves her title.

  66. 66
    Habib jan Says:

    Wow sooo gorious
    Look like pragnent mother but smart

  67. 67
    poppy Says:

    @ Anna .Aish Rai does not wear contacts.Her eyes are naturally that colour.A lot of Indians do have light hair and eyes.A good 30 % of northern Indians have hazel,gray,green and blue eyes .And for your information let me tell you that Indians do not wish to be whiter.They can be white,olive skinned and dark skinned naturally and thats by our natural genetics.You do not own this look right and do not presume that look to be yours.Google up Rohit Bal.Thats him naturally.Google up Kareena and Karishma Kapoor.Thats them naturally.Saif Ali Khan,Hrtik Roshan.All natural and for each one you get thousands more.You are being narcisscist if you think Indians want to look like whites.You get thousands of girls in Punjab,India looking exactly like Peneople CRuz and with no money,only beauty.Thats us pretty or ugly but thats us….naturally.

  68. 68
    Bio Says:

    and the winner is : Jean DUJARDIN ! (his 1st price at Cannes)

  69. 69
    Umrendra Pratap Singh Says:

    stunning aish………………….gracefull lady , actor ,Diva, …wish u all the best

  70. 70
    Meganlox Says:

    @poppy: @ Poppy,snowy

    Anna is that indian treoll who is a relative of Freida Pinto. She is the idiot who makes multiple fake ID psoing as ‘western’, putting down the beautiful actress in india like aishwarya in order to sniff up Freida pintos ass.
    She will say things like indains are racist,classistmwant to be white because of the false infor Frauda is sending. freida pinto is avg looking and a terrible actress. She is a c list actress in Hollywood at best with 2 min roles only. She can only dream of what Aishwarya Rai has achived.
    She will say things like Aishwarya is ugly hook nise,beaky nose,,buggy eyes, etc. So patehtic this loser is.Too bad Aish is known as the most beautiful woman in the world and is in same league as Angelina,Catherine Zeta Jones,Vivene Leigh,Elizabeth taylor,Audrey Hepbrun,Marilyn Monore,etc.
    Pinto is loser,like her one-man-band army defendign idiot.

  71. 71
    Meganlox Says:

    Alsom the will say that Aish and the Bollwood actresses are ugly and freida is better because of her high cheekbones and delicue beauty according to ‘western’ standared. Which is utterly a lie. freida is doesn’t compare to most Hollywood actresses in reality. There are many actresses such as Mila Kunis,Natalie Portman,Anna Hatheway who do not have high cheekones,jawlines are considred far more beautiful then Freida. Charlize Theorn doesn’t have them too and she is always called one of the most beautiful actresses, tell me is freida better then her? Nope and never will be
    Uma Thurman,Penelope Cruz have hook nose and are very beautiful.
    So stop it. Beauty is diffrent for everyone. Having hooked nose doens’t make a person automatically ugly and having high cheekbones doens’t make a person automatically beautiful.
    This person think they are right and everyone else is wrong. Which is so immature. So pathetic they are.

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