Aishwarya Rai Bachchan makes first appearance at 2012 Cannes Festival
Published May 25 2012, 11:08 BST | By Priya Joshi Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
made her first public appearance at the 65th Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 24).
The Dhoom 2
star, who has controversially been subjected to criticism for weight gain connected with her pregnancy, was the focus of media scrutiny as she attended the amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala
Dressed in a traditional Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla ensemble, the actress, who gave birth in November last year
, is quoted by Bollywood Mantra
as saying: "The baby's here in Cannes, but not with me tonight, she's doing well."
She continued: "I can't complain about being busy with the baby because hectic is always being redefined in my life. It was easy to come tonight because I'm not making any films."
The 38-year-old actress is expected to take to the red carpet again alongside 35 ambassadors for L'Oreal.
Bachchan is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the 11th consecutive year on behalf of L'Oreal Paris