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Cannes 2013 Part 2

As Cannes continues we get to see more of Sonam, Vidya and Mallika.

Aishwarya and the directors of Bombay Talkies are also now in Cannes.

I have to say I am kind of getting tired of Sabyasachi.  It’s summer and all I see is back/maroon/brown/gold Sabyasachi creations! First Vidya and then Aishwarya.  Sonam is the only one who provided us with some summer color in her Dolce and Gabbana dress (the white one with flower print).  Plus Sonam’s jewellery is to die for! Her mom is a jewellry designer so I guess that is a given (pretty much every girls dream right?!).

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Breaking News: Ash Out of Heroine!

After the Big B announced that Ash was pregnant, speculation about whether Ash would continue shooting for Heroine.  Would the film be shelved if she did stop shooting or would she be replaced?  UTV, the production company behind Heroine, answered some of these questions today.  Here is the official statement from them:

“We would like to put an end to the speculative and factually incorrect stories that are doing the rounds on Heroine, and to clarify the position on the film once and for all. At this point nothing is more important than Aishwarya’s well being and good health. In that context, we have all mutually agreed that the best step would be to avoid shooting further, rather than proceeding with an incredibly demanding schedule over the coming months. Even as we will truly miss this opportunity to work with Aishwarya, the entire unit wishes her the very best for the exciting time ahead, as she and Abhishek move into this special new phase in their lives.”

While UTV made this announcement, Aishwarya and Abhishek made their 1st appearance since the big announcement.  Here are the pictures below:
You can only slightly see the baby bump.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is PREGNANT!!!!!!

SO today I woke up to the most amazing news, the news of the year basically. Amitabh Bachchan has confirmed on twitter that his bahu Aishwarya Bachchan is pregnant!

 

Honestly, I thought this was the case when I saw Ash at Cannes.  I thought she was either pregnant or trying to get pregnant.  Doctors normally advise women to gain some weight for during the pregnancy.  Plus, most women wait until the third month (trimester) is over to announce their pregnancy which means that it is highly likely Ash was pregnant at Cannes! Anyways, whatever the case I am so happy for the whole Bachchan family.  I know Abhishek will make one awesome dad.  Plus it would be cruel to the world if Ash’s genes did not get passed down!  I feel almost as though someone I know is pregnant, it is really strange.  I guess it is because Ash and Abhi’s journey to marriage and then through marriage has been so highlighted by the press that you feel as though you know them personally.

So let’s make a virtual toast to the Bachchan family!

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Aishwarya Reveals “Heroine” First Look at Cannes

A lot has been said about Madhur Bhandarkar’s next venture.  At first it was said he was making “Heroine” with Kareena as the lead.  Then, Kareena opted out of the project and Madhur told BollywoodHungama he would make another film first and then revisit “Heroine”.  Now, he has signed Ash as the lead and is to start shooting for the film soon.  Ash, Madhur and Ronnie Screwvala (from UTV Motion Pictures, which is co-producing the film along with Madhur) revealed the first look at Cannes yesterday. Here is what they told the press:

After his incredible run of women-centric films from Chandni Bar, Page 3, Satta and Corporate to the blockbuster Fashion, produced by UTV, Madhur Bhandarkar now turns his lens inward and presents his most ambitious work yet – HEROINE. The film is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call ‘Bollywood’. The film is an entertaining, daring, emotional, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit. For a country obsessed with films and film stars, HEROINE will take audiences on a voyeuristic journey to see what really goes on behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans. It will give them a chance to go beyond the gorgeous smiles and politically correct quotes, to see what really happens in the lives of India’s sweethearts – The sniping & the politics, the secrets & the lies, the incredible highs of fame & the lonely depths of failure. This is the film Bhandarkar has been subconsciously preparing for ever since he joined the industry and one which he considers his magnum opus.

Talking about the film and her association with Madhur and UTV, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, “Heroine is a film that the team was very excited about and yes I have just agreed to come on board. Madhur has been speaking to me for many years to collaborate together on a film and I am glad we are finally working together on HEROINE. He is the director of multiple award winning films in India and hence, as an actor I’m certainly looking forward to this experience. UTV and I have worked before on special work of cinema; Jodhaa Akbar and Guzaarish, both of which have achieved incredible acclaim, appreciation and awards for us (and many best actress awards for me). This new venture certainly looks like a strong creative synergy and I look forward to this new journey in film”.

On this occasion, Indian National Award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar said, “I feel delighted to announce Heroine, my next project, at Cannes – one of the most prestigious global platforms. Unveiling the first look here is certain to be an auspicious start to the movie which goes into production mid this year. HEROINE is an extremely glamorous yet bold story of the internal journey of a star, which is sure to appeal to audiences across the globe and therefore Aishwarya was a perfect choice for the film – no one could have essayed the role better. I’m also glad that Bhandarkar Entertainment and UTV are working together again. This is our second film together and we share the same vision which makes the entire process of filmmaking very smooth.”

At the unveiling of HEROINE at Cannes, Ronnie Screwvala, CEO, UTV said “UTV and Madhur’s combination in Fashion combined the right blend of reality, something that Madhur excels in, with glamour, and it was mounted on a large canvas. With HEROINE we take it to the next level and when you see the movie finally you will know it was written only with someone as talented and expressive and stunning as Aishwarya in mind.”

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Madhur always make good cinema so I am sure this film will be one to watch out for.  Plus it will be interesting to see how he handles the concept because films addressing the same topic have been made before.  Knowing Madur and Ash, they’ll put a unique spin to it.

Wishing them the best of luck with this endeavour,

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Aishwarya Rai at Cannes – Day 2

Aishwarya Rai’s 2nd appearance at the 2011 Cannes Festival is spectacular! She is wearing an Armani Prive gown.  I like the previous day’s dress better but this look is perfection in totality.  Her hair, makeup, dress are all stunning.  Aishwarya’s previous years at Cannes haven’t been characterized by the best red carpet appearances but this year she made GREAT choices.

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Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2011 Opening Ceremony

Aishwarya walked the Cannes opening ceremony red carpet in an Ellie Saab dress.  I LOVE the dress! I think it is the best dress Ash has worn at all her Cannes red carpet appearances.  Her hair looks great too but I’m  not a fan of her makeup.  It is a little too much.  I wish she had a better make up artist because then this look would be perfection.

Here are some pictures:

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