Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Walks the Red Carpet At Cannes 2012 (Facebook)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Walks the Red Carpet At Cannes 2012 (Facebook)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan proved her critics wrong by showing her curvier figure at the 65th Cannes Film Festival held in France.

The actress was at the center of weight gain controversy after giving birth to her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, but when she appeared at the Cannes festival she slammed all her critics.

On Friday (May 25), the Bollywood star appeared on the premiere of the movie "Cosmopolis" wearing a floor-length glittering midnight blue embroidered gown from Elie Saab's Fall 2011 Couture collection which featured round neck, sheer long sleeves and a pleated train.

Aishwarya has gained international fame with Hollywood movies like Bride and Prejudice and Pink Panther 2.

Hollywood Actress Julia Roberts has once said that Ash is the world's most beautiful woman. But it seems that Roberts is not the only one from Hollywood who admires her and who is a fan of her.    

American actor Alec Baldwin is also said to be her great admirer. Ash attended a Cannes film festival gathering held on Friday (May 25) night along with Alec Baldwin.

The gathering was organized and hosted by the Cannes president Gilles Jacob for his French talk show Le Grand Journal. 

When Baldwin met Ash he said that Hollywood is crazy about her looks, according to a source close to Ash.

"Ash and Alec came together to the interview at the Le Grand Journal, Canal Studio - a show hosted by Gilles," the source close to Aishwarya told The Times of India.

"When Alec met Ash, he told Jacob that he was a very big fan of Aishwarya and added that the Hollywood fraternity is crazy about her. After the show [was] over, Alec even introduced her to his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, who was also present there and also kept saying Ash was... prettier after her baby and congratulated her again and again," the source said.

"He also asked if she had started working and when she does, she should come to Hollywood and do films. Ash felt highly flattered and said she would definitely give it a thought later, but right now she was too busy bringing up her baby," the source added.

The actress who has been attending the event since 2002 as the brand ambassador of cosmetic brand L'Oreal made her 11th appearance this year. She also attended the L'Oreal Paris-amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) dinner on Thursday (May 24) at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, to help raise funds for HIV/AIDS research.