Bollywood Actors on Cannes Film Festival 2013 Red Carpet
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.

Bollywood actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan created a splash with her choice of outfits as she arrived at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

The 39-year-old green-eyed beauty on her 12th consecutive year at the annual event finally slashed a series of unimpressive red carpet turnouts by Indian actors till day four of the event.

Often entitled as one of the most beautiful women in the world, Bachchan seldom disappoints fashion watchers. She wore a heavily embroidered black and gold Sabyasachi sari with a golden hair ornament to the 100 years of Indian cinema celebration where she was the Guest Of Honour.

For the screening of Inside Llewyn Davis, the brand ambassador for L'Oreal at Cannes, wore a black lace-print Elie Saab Spring 2013 Couture gown, which a few publications point out, is quite similar to her last year's Elie Saab dark grey belted dress.

Keeping her hair and make-up simple, Bachchan looked absolutely stunning, outshining all other Indian actors who have failed to impress so far with most of their outfits largely being dull and over-sized. Bollywood actors Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor were disappointing in their very Bollywood themed wardrobe that understandably was in the honour of 100th year of Indian cinema.

Also upsetting was legendary actor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan's shimmering black suit, apart from actor Mallika Sherawat's plunging  gown.

Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya arrived at Cannes on Friday. Though there were rumors that Bachchan will be walking the red carpet with her 18-month-old daughter, the actress was seen facing the paparazzi alone.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked a lot slimmer this year in comparison to last year when she was just recovering from her pregnancy.

The actresses' decision to take her time before she would return to her pre-pregnancy figure and her refusal to cater to the expectations to shed her post-partum weight immediately had resulted in a worldwide debate.

Scroll down for photos of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and other Indian actors on this year's Cannes Film Festival's red carpet...

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Inside Llewyn Davis" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film "Bombay Talkies" celebrating a hundred years of Indian cinema, during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film "Bombay Talkies" celebrating a hundred years of Indian cinema, during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses as she arrives at the evening's gala of the film "Bombay Talkies" celebrating a hundred years of Indian cinema, during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 19, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Blood Ties" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 20, 2013.REUTERS
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Blood Ties" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 20, 2013.REUTERS
The handbag of Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is pictured as she poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film
The handbag of Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is pictured as she poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Blood Ties" during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 20, 2013.REUTERS
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Amitabh Bachchan, cast members of the film 'The Great Gatsby', attend the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Amitabh Bachchan, cast members of the film 'The Great Gatsby', attend the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.REUTERS
Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Vidya Balan arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.
Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Vidya Balan arrives on stage during the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.REUTERS
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' and for the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013.REUTERS
Actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Jeune & Jolie' (Young & Beautiful) in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2013.
Actress Sonam Kapoor poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Jeune & Jolie' (Young & Beautiful) in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2013.REUTERS