A video capturing the moment when Urvashi Rautela was mistaken for Aishwarya Rai by French paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 has gone viral. Despite the mix-up, Urvashi remained unaffected by the incident.
In the video, Urvashi Rautela appeared in a stunning orange ruffled gown as she walked the red carpet at the screening of the film “Kaibutsu” (Monster) during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. This marked her second appearance at the festival this year. As she interacted with fans and media, someone from the crowd mistakenly called out ‘Aishwarya,’ to which Urvashi turned around and smiled.
The video, shared by Brut India on Instagram, garnered various reactions from users. Some were offended by the misidentification, while others criticized Urvashi for allegedly imitating Aishwarya’s style. Comments ranged from expressing surprise that the French media did not recognize Urvashi to accusing her of copying Aishwarya’s mannerisms on the red carpet.
The incident highlights the enduring popularity of Aishwarya Rai, who is considered a veteran of the Cannes Film Festival. Many fans asserted that Aishwarya’s presence at global events remains unmatched and that every Indian girl at such events is often mistakenly referred to as Aishwarya.
While Urvashi faced the mix-up, Aishwarya herself is expected to grace the Cannes 2023 red carpet soon. She recently traveled to France with her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan. This year, several Indian celebrities are making their debut at the prestigious film festival, with Anushka Sharma scheduled to attend in the coming days, and Sara Ali Khan and Manushi Chhillar having already left their mark at the gala.