Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to skip amfAR Gala at Cannes because of 'Sarbjit'


May,05 2016 14:49:09 IST

Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be skipping the prestigious amfAR Gala at the 69th Cannes Film Festival this year due to commitments towards her forthcoming film Sarbjit.

The actress, who is the brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris, will represent the cosmetic giant at Cannes.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Image from IBNlive

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Image from IBNlive

The Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 11 May to 21 May and the actress, who will be also completing 15 years of attending the festival in 2016, will walk the red carpet on 13-14 May.

The amfAR Gala at Cannes is scheduled for 19 May.

Since Sarbjit is slated to release on 20 May, Aishwarya will be giving the glamorous charity event a miss, as her commitments towards promoting Sarbjit will bring her back to India, read a statement.

The mother of one will be returning from Cannes immediately after her red carpet appearances to promote the movie and fulfil other professional commitments.

amfAR Gala has been established to raise funds for the fight against AIDS.

While singer Katy Perry will be headlining the event this year, L'Oreal Paris ambassadors like Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, Irina Shayk, Barbara Palvin and Helen Mirren among others will be attending the gala.

Sarbjit is based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of charges of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. Aishwarya will be seen essaying the role of Dalbir Kaur Singh in the film while Randeep Hooda plays the title role.

Updated Date: May 05, 2016 15:10 PM