Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Freida Pinto stole the show at the opening ceremony of 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013.
The Cannes Film Festival got off to a great start, as Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby opened on a soggy French Riviera. (AP)
Vidya Balan, who is the jury member at the Cannes, looked gorgeous in her white Sabyasachi lehenga with broad black borders at the premiere of The Great Gatsby on Day 1. Her net dupatta worn over her head was a bit too much. But, she anyways gets a thumbs up for her choice of dresses till now. (AP)
At the opening ceremony, Leonardo DiCaprio, joined by his "Gatsby" co-star, Amitabh Bachchan, declared the 66th Cannes officially begun. (AP)
Vidya Balan, who was stunning in a maroon Sabyasachi lehenga before the opening, impressed all with her decision of going traditional yet again for The Great Gatsby premiere.
Seen here Jury President Steven Spielberg with other jury members (L-R) actor Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan, actor-director Daniel Auteuil, directors Cristian Mungiu and Ang Lee, actress Nicole Kidman, directors Lynne Ramsay and Naomi Kawase as they arrive on the red carpet for the screening of The Great Gatsby. (Reuters)
Vidya Balan says 'namaste'. (Reuters)
Other beauty, who is also representing India at the prestigious festival is Sonam Kapoor.
Sonam also went desi on the red carpet and was seen sporting a nathni with her Anamika Khanna sari. She wore her sari with an embroidered jacket.
Sonam's kundan nathni from her mother's jewellery collection caught everyone's attention.
Sonam tweeted: "I felt like a princess!" (Reuters)
Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto was stunning in a pink halter neck Gucci gown. (AP)
Freida, who is the brand ambassador of L'Oreal, wore a gold beaded belt on her bright gown. (Reuters)
Amitabh Bachchan greeted by director and jury president Steven Spielberg. Also seen here Leonardo DiCaprio, actress Nicole Kidman and actor Daniel Auteuil on stage as the jury is presented during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby. (AP)
Elegant Vidya Balan smiles as she arrives at the premiere. (Reuters)
Big B addressed the gathering at the Cannes in Hindi. He tweeted: "Acknowledging Cannes in recognising 100 yrs of Indian Cinema, it was absolutely imperative for me to address, in my Mother tongue!" Seen here with fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio. (AP)
From left, actress and host Audrey Tautou, Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, director and jury president Steven Spielberg, actors Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteuil and Vidya Balan acknowledge applause during the opening ceremony at the 66th international film festival. (AP)
Prior to The Great Gatsby premiere, Vidya Balan wore her usual sari for a photo call of the jury members. Vidya wore her white sari with a full sleeves black blouse and a neck piece.
Seen here with other jury members from left, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Auteuil, Nicole Kidman, president Steven Spielberg, and Ang Lee. (AP)
Steven Spielberg, who had earlier met Big B during his India visit, greets the Indian megastar with a namaste.
(L-R) Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Amitabh Bachchan, cast members of the film 'The Great Gatsby', Jury President Steven Spielberg, Jury member of the 66th Cannes Film Festival actress Nicole Kidman and Daniel Auteuil attend the opening ceremony of the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 15, 2013. (Reuters)
From left, Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire pose as they arrive for the opening ceremony and the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. (AP)