The 62nd Cannes Film Festival may be one Aishwarya Rai would like to forget. Even before her alleged rivalry with youngster Sonam Kapoor over age, popularity and sex appeal is laid to rest, there is yet another newcomer who has given the former Miss World a cold shoulder.
Reports claim that while at Cannes, Ash learnt that her Jodhaa Akbar co-star Hrithik Roshan and his Kites co-star Barbara Mori were staying at the same hotel as her and hubby Abhishek.
In a gesture of friendship (and in her spirit of a proverbial ambassador of India), Ash went up to Mori’s room to say hello.
To her surprise, not only did Mori not reciprocate her gesture, she instead barely spoke for a minute and then excused herself saying she is late for a performance.
Hrithik, having worked with Ash a few times, realised that Barbara’s indifference would have hurt Ash and he reportedly tried to make amends, but to no avail as the damage had already been done.
It’s been a shocking summer for Ash.