Cannes:The Indian Presence through the Years!

It's the time of year where the French Riviera sees a lot of action. And we're not talking about girls enjoying summer...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 1:19:11 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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It's the time of year where the French Riviera sees a lot of action. And we're not talking about girls enjoying summer in bikinis. We're actually talking about the famous Cannes Film Festival.

Though there are no Indian films running, the Indian presence is always strong at the festival. We have had notable actresses in the panel or visiting. Lets go back the memory lane!

1.Aishwarya Rai
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The L'oreal brand ambassador has been at Cannes quite a few times. She  created quite a flutter with her gorgeous looks charmed everyone.  Her sense of style though drew a lot of flak from the fashion police.

Nevertheless, Ash single-handedly represented India gloriously each and every time she flashed those hazel eyes and walked down the carpet.

2. Mallika Sherawat.
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The sexy actress was part of Jackie Chan's 'The Myth' which took her to Cannes in 2005.

Mallika's eye-popping semi Indian outfits had everyone eating out of her hands.

3. Preity Zinta
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Preity was spotted at Cannes on two occasions, once in 2008 and later in 2006. In 2006, she was there for a luncheon honoring Bollywood stars at Chopard Lounge.

Both times, the actress rocked. After all, with the pretty smile, lovely dimples, and friendly attitude, Preity conquers everyone's heart!

4. Nandita Das
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She's not just a pretty face. This actress turned director this year with Firaaq. She was a member of the jury along with Emir Kusturica and Mexican actress Salma Hayek in 2005.

The actress was a true representation of India when she appeared in sari and in typical Indian jewelery.

Well, this year we have more stars gracing Cannes. We certainly hope they leave good impressions like the others in the past!

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Posted on: 14 July 2009 at 5:00pm
Ahh! I hate Mallika...! Ash, Priety are looking gr8 and Nandita is looking gr8 too

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Posted on: 11 June 2009 at 4:48am
Nandita is so pretty, just love her earthy beauty, she's truly one of a kind.

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Posted on: 23 May 2009 at 11:22am
where is Hrithik Roshan with Barbara Mori and Akshay Kumar with Bebo with the other cast?!?!?!

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Posted on: 22 May 2009 at 7:10pm
I love Aish although what she is doing to Sonam right now

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Posted on: 22 May 2009 at 4:01am
Hatts off to Nandita Das.. A true Indian beautyThough I am a Pakistani but I salute nandita Wearing sari this is a true indian beauty coz whenever I heard India ,the only picture came into my mind is lady in sarii...

Though Ash is also looking gorgeous but I like all Indian womens in True Indian beauty that`s Sarii...
Ash also looks great in Sarii...

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Posted on: 22 May 2009 at 3:34am
Sonam and Freida Pintoi am so tired of seeing Ash at the Cannes....i hoped to see Sonam but unfortunately Ash had to spoil that. has Abhishek gone for skin lightening treatment as well like Ash has.....

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Posted on: 22 May 2009 at 3:16am
Aish ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is the one who carry everything with such a decency.....She is the Ultimate Diva...

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Posted on: 21 May 2009 at 11:19pm
why malika never wear clothese

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Posted on: 21 May 2009 at 9:01pm
is the abhi ash pic old???

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Posted on: 21 May 2009 at 7:02pm
i salute nandita for wearing an indian sari to the cannes i think ash wore it once too. this shows how strong they are as they don''t care about fittin in with the others. idk wat is malaika wearing. there are alot of indo-western wears but the one she is wearing can be explained in one word: cheap

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