After walking the red carpet at the Cannes films festival 2012, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appeared in public again on Tuesday to attend the opening of the Bulgari Hotel and Residences, London, and she looked beautiful.

Aishwarya Rai attended the opening of the Bulgari Hotel and Residences on Tuesday in London (Twitter)

The former Miss World, who was criticized for her post-baby weight gain, seems to have lost a lot of weight. She looked slimmer and stunning in a Sabyasachi black and white anarkali kurta and open hair. 

The actress was invited as a special guest to attend the event, where she met Italian actress-filmmaker-author Isabella Rossellini.

During the event, the two beautiful ladies shared pleasantries and chatted about Bollywood. Isabella has appraremtly expressed her desire to visit India soon.

"Though it was a brief exchange, Ash found Isabella to be very warm. They chatted on B-Town films where Isabella expressed a desire to visit India soon. Ash invited her to be her guest. Ash told her that it was a dream come true to meet her. Both had to leave soon as they had another event to attend, but they plan to keep in touch on mail," Times of India quoted a source close to Aishwarya as saying.

The Bollywood star also caught up with actor Dev Patel and discussed Bollywood and Hollywood movies in general.

"Dev and Ash were heard discussing movies in general from both Bollywood and Hollywood," the source added.

Aishwarya Rai attended the opening of the Bulgari Hotel and Residences on Tuesday in London (Twitter)