Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Skip amfAR Gala 2016 for Sarbjit

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Skip amfAR Gala 2016 for Sarbjit

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to give the amfAR charity event at Cannes 2016 a miss. amfAR is devoted to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and was founded in 1985. amfAR Gala has been established to generate funds to raise awareness for AIDS.  The amfAR Gala at Cannes is scheduled for May 19 this year.  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to give the amfAR charity event at Cannes 2016 a miss. amfAR is devoted to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research and was founded in 1985. amfAR Gala has been established to generate funds to raise awareness for AIDS.

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The amfAR Gala at Cannes is scheduled for May 19 and the biopic on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh is due for release on May 20. “Keeping this in mind, Aishwarya will be returning from Cannes immediately after her red carpet appearances to promote the movie and fulfill other professional commitments,” the press release states. 

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The Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to May 22. This will be Aishwarya’s 15th year at the Cannes Film Festival. She will walk the red carpet on May 13 and May 14.  A source had earlier said, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be returning from Cannes immediately after her red carpet appearances to promote the movie and fulfill other professional commitments. Aishwarya would be attending the event on May 13th and 14th.

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“The Jazbaa actor has recently said at Sarbjit promotional event, “Given the timeline, if it is possible, the team will look for the opportunity. But, however if there are too many deadlines to match regretfully, that chance may have to be cut off. We have to wait for the last 10 days to announce but that would have been the perfect platform to share the film.

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Somehow it is coinciding with the final week with Cannes”. Aishwarya will be seen playing the role of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur in her upcoming film. Sarbjit is based on Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan and was sentenced to death. He was attacked by inmates at a prison in Lahore in April 2013 and died a few days later. Apart from Aishwarya, the film also stars Randeep Hooda in the lead role. Directed by Omung Kumar, Sarbjit will hit the screens on May 20 this year.

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