Urvashi Rautela
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Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela was mistaken for former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the red carpet of Cannes Film Festival by the French paparazzi present there.

A video is doing the rounds on social media, in which photographers were heard calling Rautela as Rai at the prestigious event.

The clip shows Rautela sporting an orange layered floor-sweeping gown as she walked the red carpet during the screening of the film ‘Kaibutsu’ on May 18. She was seen greeting people and blew kisses, when someone from the crowd shouted “Aishwarya” when Rautela turned around and smiled. She didn't correct them when she was wrongly identified.

A fan of Rai shared the video on Twitter featuring Rautela and captioned it: “Aishwarya’s popularity will always be unmatched. Every Indian girl at global events is called Aishwarya...”

The former beauty queen is expected to walk the Cannes 2023 red carpet.