Posted Fri, May 25, 2012 10:53am IST

A slim-looking Aishwarya surprised everyone when she turned up in a chic Angelo Katsapis outfit

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 caught everybody by surprise. We were expecting a much heavier Aishwarya to turn up in an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla traditional attire, but Aish chose to catch the media unawares by releasing pictures of herself, donning an Angelo Katsapis outfit. And we were so glad that the actor had finally shed her boring salwar kameez look!

But this isn’t the only thing that caught our attention. It is her considerably slimmer avatar that surprised us. And just when we began to wonder how this mommy had managed to shed so much weight in such less time, we chanced upon the latest pictures of Aish on the red carpet when she attended the 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS during at Hotel Du Cap. Though we agree that the actor has lost some weight, she looked far from slim, as suggested by these earlier photographs.

The above pictures are definitely a product of a well-fitted outfit and flattering camera angles. Whatever the case, we like! We are happy to see Aishwarya finally make the effort to look her beautiful self. What about you guys?

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