|Cannes Film Festival, 2013, is coming up next month, and Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai has got a special invite to the gala event.
Aishwarya Rai, the most popular face of Hindi cinema at Cannes Film Festival, is reportedly being extended a special invitation to the event by the French government. Just last year, on November 1 (Aishwarya’s birthday) she was honoured by the French government with the prestigious 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters', the second highest French civilian award.
The Cannes Film Festival will open on May 15 with Baz Luhrmann’s film The Great Gatsby, which features Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Amitabh Bachchan (in a cameo role).
Mr. Bachchan will be flying to Cannes for the opening screening.
This year the Cannes Film Festival will celebrate the 100 years of Indian cinema. South superstar Rajinikanth will also unveil the trailer of his upcoming film Kochadaiyaan at Cannes. Even though he’s been advised to avoid long air travels, we hear Rajinikanth will fly to the French Riviera for his little Cannes moment.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 15 to May 26. It will close with the movie Zulu, a crime thriller starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker. It’s the first English-language film from French director Jérôme Salle.