Aishwarya Rai is set to appear at Cannes on 24th and 25th. Since her recent weight gain after having Aaradhya, numerous sources have claimed that she might not show up to the event.
This year it appears Aishwarya will stay away from wearing western clothes and stick to Indian attire. Initially the rumor was that she would opt for an outfit by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
Now we hear she might actually wear outfits by the duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. A source close to Ash says, “She has decided to ditch designer gowns and go completely Indian at Cannes. She will walk the red carpet on May 24 and 25. While Abu-Sandeep, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Shahab Durazi were shortlisted to provide outfits, she finally decided to stick to Abu-Sandeep. The sari is off-white with chikankari work and antique gold embroidery. The churidar-kurtas are in beige and cream and classic Abu-Sandeep. Instead of choosing her usual dark colours, Ash has gone pastel this year.” The source continues by saying, “The kurtas are long and flowy, with one in the anarkali style. Both have heavy zari and gold work on them. Ash feels that India has so much to offer in terms of beautiful, handcrafted ensembles, so why not show them off to the world?”
Ash will be accompanied by Aaradhya and her mother Vrinda Rai, hair and make-up stylists and her PR agent. “Abhishek is busy dubbing for his next release and won’t accompany Ash and the baby,” reveals the source.
On her arrival in Cannes on May 23, she will have a wardrobe session with New York-based designer Michael Angle and return to India on May 26.