Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Looks
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai salutes as she poses for photographers during a photocall for [Sanjay Leela Bhansali's] film "Devdas" in Cannes May 23, 2002. [Director Bhansali] presents his film entry which is screened out of competition in the 55th Cannes film festival which continues on the French Riviera.Reuters

The L'oreal Femina Women Awards 2013, which took place on Tuesday night, honoured those women who have excelled in any aspect of life

Celebrities from Vidya Balan to Sakshi Tanwar were felicitated with "Women of Worth" for their contribution in their respective fields, at the L'oreal Femina Women Awards 2013.

The awards were presented to women in 17 fields including sports, science, business and entrepreneurship, education and others.  

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is the brand ambassador of L'Oreal Paris also attended the event. The actress looked beautiful in a metallic coloured fully sequined gown with a black coat.

Sonam Kapoor, also the brand ambassador of the product, attended the event.

"We are awarding women of worth and I think L'Oreal and Femina are doing a great job by putting this awards together and I am really excited about it today," she told ANI.

"First of all I am really happy that I have been invited here today, and who ever will be winning today I congratulate them in advance," Farhan Akhtar, who was present at the event told ANI.

"I am sure they are women who have done amazing things in their respective fields so we are here to celebrate their achievements and I am really happy."

Celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Gauri Shinde, singer Shubha Mudgal, Neha Dhupia, Richa Chadda, Sakshi Tanwar, Lisa Haydon, Farhan Akhtar, Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Gauri Shinde, Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur along with husband Kabir Khan, Nandita Das, Simone Singh, Manish Malhotra and Neeta Lulla among others attended the award ceremony.