Bollywood Star Aishwarya Rai Achieves Cannes Chic

It’s a glamorous life for Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai.  The impossibly Miss World turned movie star has been attending various events at the Cannes Film Festival, and here she is wearing a stunning trench dress at the photocall for her most recent film Heroine.

Loved for its timeless and classic appeal, the trench has long been a wardrobe staple and we’re loving how Aishwarya’s  floaty dress brings the look bang up to date.

The film is hailed as an “entertaining, daring, emotional, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind-the-scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our stars inhabit” – eat your heart out The Only Way Is Essex!

Very can reveal that Aishwarya’s part was rumoured to originally have been offered to Kareena Kapoor, but she allegedly declined the role due to intimate scenes in the script. With Bollywood films famously featuring no kissing scenes, perhaps Heroine spurns this trend and we will see Aishwarya puckering up in the film?

The film’s just received it’s funding so filming will start as soon as the madness of Cannes is over. Exciting times!

Kissing or no kissing, the model turned actress has been busy in Cannes, and also attended the screening of Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris wearing a beautiful nude beaded gown – this is one woman who knows that neutral tones work for her.

If you too would like to try out the trend for neutrals, the South Pocket dress is a perfect starting point and is also sleeveless like Aishwarya’s dress – perfect for showing off toned arms or teamed with a cute cardie.

Or for those wanting to try out a trench dress, Very has just the ticket with the G-Star RAW Laundry Trench Dress – ideal for channelling Aishwarya’s port-side number.

Finally, if you love the beautiful ruffle feature on Aishwarya’s dress and want something that will take you to somewhere a bit dressier for night, then take a look at the Lipsy Ruffle Neck Dress. In a gorgeous dusky nude shade, this cute and flirty dress is ideal for a hot date!

Finish the look with a pretty pair of ankle strap wedges like the French Connection Serenity Leather Sandals and you’re all set for chic and classic Cannes style glamour!

Heroine’s scheduled for a Spring 2012 release – but it sounds like it’ll be worth waiting for!

20th May 2011
Written by Zoe Griffin