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Aishwarya Rai Makes A Rare Red Carpet Appearance At Mumbai Film Festival

10/15/2014 09:03 EDT

Welcome back to the spotlight, Aishwarya Rai!

On Tuesday, the Bollywood starlet attended the 16th Mumbai Film Festival to declare the event officially open.

Wearing a stunning deep blue, orange and gold Sabyasachi saree, the 40-year-old actress looked perfectly at ease on the red carpet—her first major public event since the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Calling it an "honour" to be given the privilege, the mom spoke to reporters after the opening ceremony about the importance of the 16th annual film festival.

"Kudos to the team and everybody who has made this happen," Ash said. "I knew what was going on and what it took to keep the flag going. I am experiencing the conviction, belief, faith they had to keep this festival going. I take such pride and such an honour to be standing here today and declaring 16th Mumbai Film festival open."

We hope to see more of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the red carpet!

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