Aishwarya to sizzle at Cannes red carpet on May 20

Hold your breath as the former beauty queen and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will walk the red carpet of Cannes film festival on May 20th. Ash has missed her first appearance at Cannes due to air traffic in France but the organizers have decided a date on which Ash would grace the event.

The actress' official spokesperson posted on Twitter Saturday: "Today Aishwarya will be shooting an ad and doing media interactions. On the red carpet on (May) 20, 21 and AMFAR on (May) 22."

Aishwarya has been representing the global cosmetics brand L'Oréal Paris for the past 12 years and this year too she will attend the gala event. She was supposed to walk the red carpet on 16 May but missed it.

On Wednesday, Ash left for Cannes with daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and mother Vrinda Rai but stuck in London due to an airline strike. Aishwarya was to represent global cosmetics brand L'Oréal Paris at the annual gala.

"Aishwarya was supposed to reach France today and walk the red carpet, but due to a strike by Air France, she hasn’t been able to fly out of London. There is no clarity as of now about when she will reach Cannes. She had to walk the red carpet on May 16 and 17, but it looks like she may have to do so on other days due to this delay,” says the source.

The L’Oreal Paris team is making arrangements for the diva to walk the red carpet on 20st May.

"Aishwarya's flight from London to Nice was delayed and hence she hasn't been able to reach Cannes as planned. With the latest development, the L'Oréal Paris team is making arrangements for Aishwarya to walk the red carpet on an alternate day," said a statement.

"While the delay has been unfortunate, we are making sure that Aishwarya attends the event on an alternate date and we are sure she will dazzle as always," said Manashi Guha, general manager, L'Oréal Paris India.

Aishwarya made her Cannes debut in 2002 along with Shahrukh Khan for ‘Devdas’ and ever since she has been regular at the festival. Ash was invited for the fest for the last13 years due to her long association with the international cosmetic brand L’Oreal Paris.

Last year Ash accompanied her daughter Aaradhya to Cannes and this year too the little one joined her mother. Abhishek Bachchan is expected to join his dearest wife on May 22 and the couple will jointly attend the amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) dinner together.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s spokesperson has announced that the actress would play the female lead in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Jazbaa’.