Aishwarya Rai, Arjun Rampal and Bipasha Basu to grace Cannes fest

MUMBAI: As in the past, several luminiaries from Bollywood are scheduled to be present at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival to be held from 16 to 27 May. Among the notables would be the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Arjun Rampal and Bipasha Basu.

Rai is most likely to grace the French film festival again this time. She has been attending the festival since 2002 as the global face of L‘Oreal.

Rampal is expected to make an appearance at the Festival as the ambassador of liquor brand Chivas, the official partner of the event. He is likely to be accompanied by his designer friend Rohit Bal. The actor had recently expressed a desire of showcasing his upcoming film Heroine at the Festival.

Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and co-produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Bhandarkar, the film has Kareena Kapoor and Arjun in the lead roles. Randeep Hooda and Shahana Goswami will also be seen in pivotal roles.

Incidentally, last year the makers had announced Heroine with Rai as the female lead, but she opted out of the film due to her pregnancy. The director then replaced her with Kareena Kapoor.

Bipasha may also attend the festival to promote her debut international film Singularity based on the first Anglo-Maratha war of 18th century colonial India. Directed by Roland Joffe, Singularity has been lined up to be showcased at the Cannes film fest as part of a promotional drive.

Incidentally, the actress had walked the red carpet in 2007 to promote her film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal along with her co-star John Abraham.

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