Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gestures after being introduced at an event to discuss leveraging AIDS response during the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a striking entry, in her first performance ever since the birth of daughter Aradhya Bachchan, at the Pond's Femina Miss India 2013.

The event was held at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai.

The 1994 Miss World Beauty contest winner dazzled during her performance on a of track from director Sanjay Leela Bansali's 2010 romantic Drama "Guzaarish," after which Rai had taken a break from acting for pregnancy. Dancing to the steps choreographed by renowned dancer Shiamak Davar, the 39-year-old actress looked pretty much at comfort in her first performance after giving birth in November 2011.

Also performing at the event was the glamorous star's ex-boyfriend actor Vivek Oberoi, actress Priyanka Chopra and Singer Somu Nigam among others. Rai's performance at the Pond's Miss India 2013 may be a step towards coming back on silver screen, it is rumored.

Meanwhile Rai and father-in-law, legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, will be among the stars attending the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which starts on 15 May. She is a regular attendee at the festival, in her role as a brand ambassador for L'Oreal Paris and this will mark her 12th consecutive year.

This year, the Miss India contest was won by Navneet Kaur Dhillion, a 20-year-old media student from North-Indian state of Punjab. Dhillon defeated 22 other candidates gorgeous in the grand finale to win the title.

The first and second runner-ups of the contest were Sobhita Dhulipala and Zoya Afroz respectively.

Check out the video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's performance here:

(Video courtesy: YouTube/MISSAMALIKA)

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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