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Blake Lively showed off her growing baby bump in a figure-hugging sequinned gownAFP/Getty

New besties Blake Lively and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a stunning entrance on the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals' BFG premiere. The pair had been bonding earlier, and the photo that captured the moment when Blake met Mrs Bachchan, left fans from East and West in raptures.

"This is everything," wrote one fan of the two acting beauties posing together.

And while they have each left onlookers breathless following earlier appearances at the prestigious film festival, the sight of both of them on the red carpet at once had onlookers enthralled.

The pair probably indulged in some baby talk, as Blake is expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, while Aishwarya is mother to 4-year-old daughter Aaradhya.

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The Shallows star Blake Lively made another show-stopping appearance on the red carpetAFP/Getty

The 39-year-old showed off her baby bump in a figure-hugging sequined blue silk gown. Sporting a thigh-high slit and flowing train, The Shallows actress exuded glamour as well as the glow of pregnancy.

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The Bollywood beauty looked ethereal in a sweeping champagne gownAFP/Getty

Aishwarya made her second stunning entrance on the red carpet in a sweeping beige gown with a delicate overlay embroidered in pink flowers. Just a day earlier, the 42-year-old Indian star had brought Cannes to a standstill as she descended on the Riviera in a breath-taking jewel-encrusted gold gown by designer Ali Younes.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a star turn on the red carpetAFP/Getty

Marking her 15th year at the prestigious film festival, the former Miss World looked positively regal as she posed for the world's media. The actress was earlier meeting with press in her role as a global ambassador for cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris and to promote her forthcoming Bollywood film Sarbjit.

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Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen attend 'The BFG (Le Bon Gros Geant - Le BGG)' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2016AFP/Getty

Director of The BFG Steven Spielberg led the illustrious line-up ahead of the screening accompanied by wife Kate Capshaw and the film's cast including Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen.

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Chinese actress and singer Li Yuchun poses in a striking black gownAFP/Getty

The American fantasy adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Roald Dahl, the film stars Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant, who kidnaps the orphan Sophie, played by Ruby Barnhill. Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader are featured in supporting performances.

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US drag queen and model Miss FameAFP/Getty

A host of stars turned out in support of the celebrated director including Berenice Bejo, US drag queen and model Miss Fame, Chinese actress and singer Li Yuchun and Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat.