London: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who had opted for a Western style dress at Cannes, chose traditional Indian outfit to attend the opening party of the Bulgari hotel in London on Thursday.

The 38-year-old star shimmered in a creation by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee that consisted of an elaborate black and gold dupatta covering a dress with a black top half and a flowing embroidered white skirt. The former Miss World looked stunning with copper eye shadow and heavy liner highlighting her bright eyes, a daily reported.

The actress had hit headlines last month after she was slammed by fans in India for failing to lose her baby weight quickly, like her western counterparts. The Bollywood star has ignored her critics and instead has taken her own approach to being a new mother focusing on her daughter instead.

Aishwarya was joined by a whole host of familiar faces at the event including British-Indian actor Dev Patel, who had come without his girlfriend Freida Pinto.The pair posed for a picture together during the evening. Model Petra Nemcova, Isabella Rossellini, Florence Welch and Rosamund Pike also attended the bash.


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