Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a regular at the Cannes Film Festival for years and hobnobbing with Hollywood celebrities at events is a given. While films are the centre of conversation among most attendees, this year, Aishwarya and French actor-singer-songwriter Marion Cotillard seem to have bonded over kids and parenting.
A source says, “Aishwarya, who hosted the amfAR dinner with husband Abhishek (Bachchan), bumped into Marion. The French actor came up to her and said that she admired Aishwarya a lot. Her compliment was duly returned and both actors seemed to share a mutual adoration. Marion even spoke to Aishwarya about kids and parenting. She talked about her son, who’s as old as Aaradhya, and how she couldn’t bring him to the festival.”
Hollywood actor-model Milla Jovovich also joined in the conversation. The source adds, “Marion was amazed that Aishwarya brought Aaradhya along despite having a hectic schedule at the festival with multiple appearances. Aishwarya gave all the credit to her mother, saying that if her mom wasn’t around, bringing her daughter would have not have been possible. Marion added that she was missing her son, as she had been away from him for almost a week.”