"No complaints about juggling work with motherhood"
Aishwarya Rai, who made her much-anticipated red carpet appearance at Cannes in a cream and gold saree today, said she has no complaints juggling work commitments with motherhood.
This is the actress' 11th year at Cannes and her first red carpet outing since the birth of daughter Aaradhya last November.
The 38-year-old actress is attending the film festival for two days as a L'Oreal brand ambassador and has taken her six-month-old daughter along for the trip.
When asked about juggling work with motherhood, Aishwarya, who walked the red carpet for the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala, said, "I'm not complaining as this has been a way of life for so long now, from your adult life till the time that you have stepped out, working, multi-tasking round the clock." "People talk about sleepless nights, but that is the way we live our lives. Can't be complaining about it when it comes to your baby," she added.
The actress was spotted wearing a grey and white maxidress by Australian designer Angelo Katsapis earlier in the day but later opted for the cream colour saree with a golden embroidered full-sleeved blouse by Indian designer Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla for the charity fundraiser.
With her hair piled high and adorned with a gold band, the actress kept her make-up minimum. "This time it was easier to make my trip here and my appearances at the film festival because I'm not filming right now. So I could work it into my schedule. It is about the cause and helping raise funds. I have brought a drape from Abu and Sandeep to auction off here and contribute to the cause," Aishwarya told NDTV.
Her Cannes wardrobe was kept a closely guarded secret and it was reported recently that she would be wearing Indian outfits instead of the usual haute couture gowns she sports every year.
Her post-pregnancy weight gain had attracted criticism, so there was much curiosity about her appearance on the French Riviera. PTI