Aishwarya Rai made headlines at the 58th Cannes Film Festival when she became the first Indian actor to deliver the inaugural speech at the prestigious event.
And, of course, she's bursting with excitement. "It's been a hectic, but finally very satisfying, schedule!" she exclaims. "I'm very happy to be here."
Ash at Cannes Day 1
Interview: Subhash K Jha | Photographs: Getty Images | Design: Uday Kuckian