But now the time's almost near when Ash will step out in her high heels, and we get to do what we always do - scrutinise her clothes with no mercy in our hearts.
We spotted Aishwarya boarding the flight to the French Riviera late last night with her daughter Aaradhya bundled up in her arms, and her mother Brinda Rai in tow.
They will join Amitabh Bachchan, who has been there since Day 1, at the film festival.
"Media tomorrow, and then wait for the bahurani to arrive with bitiya, meet them and get on plane back to London and then home!!," Amitabh had posted on Twitter.
This will be Aishwarya's 12th appearance at Cannes, and she will be the guest of honour at a special evening organised on Sunday (May 19) to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. Ash will then walk the red carpet on the following day, May 20.
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