Aishwarya to raise funds for AIDS awareness at Cannes

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  • Updated: May 16, 2012 19:08 IST
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a regular on the Cannes red carpet. But her visit to the 65th edition of the prestigious film festival is for a cause -- the former beauty queen will help raise funds for fight against AIDS at an auction there.

The actress will be in Cannes May 24-25 and attend L'Oreal Paris - amfAR (The American Foundation for AIDS Research) dinner that will help raise funds for the fight against AIDS.

"Eleven glorious years....the journey so far has been remarkable and truly memorable. This year, I am especially privileged as I also get to lend my support to a very important cause at the amfAR dinner, by helping raise funds for the fight against AIDS, at the AMFAR auction," Aishwarya, who has been attending the Cannes International Film Festival, as the face of L'Oreal Paris, said in a statement.

"It makes me proud that L'Oreal Paris sponsors and supports our fight against AIDS through this special amfAR event at Cannes," she added.

Apart from Aishwarya, other key celebrities, who would attend the gala dinner are Gwen Stefani, Milla Jovovich, Aimee Mullins, Liya Kebede, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly, Julianna Margulies, Diane Keaton.

The list also includes Alec Baldwin, Kenneth Cole, Milutin Gatsby, Michel Hazanavicius & Berenice Bejo, Ryan Kavanaugh, Karl Lagerfeld, Hugh Laurie, Carine Roitfeld and Harvey Weinstein.

The 65th Cannes International Film Festival is to take place May 16-27.


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