We all know that Ash is a global ambassador for L'Oreal, which is the sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival and she has been a part of it over fifteen years in a row. However, this year Ash apart from walking the red carpet also unveiled the first look of her upcoming flick Jazbaa at the prestigious film festival.
Apparently, Aishwarya was supposed to attend a Jazbaa promotional event at Indian Pavilion but was refused entry by the gate security at the venue as her car did not have the mandatory entry pass required for the venue.
Speaking about the incident Satish Reddy, MD of World News Network, confirms, "The security personnel didn’t allow Aishwarya the access to the Indian Pavilion because she was not in possession of the mandatory Blue Pass. Aishwarya and the whole Jazbaa team, director Sanjay Gupta and co-producer Sachin Joshi had to wait 20 or more minutes at the gate." Apparently, the confusion occurred due to the negligence of the promoters of the event.
A prompt initiative taken by Indian Embassy Protocol officer Satyapaul and the FICCI representatives helped the actress to finally gain access.
The Indian Embassy Protocol Officer Satyapaul in his e-mail correspondence to World News Network of which the copy is in possession of dainikbhaskar.com reveals, "The car in which Mrs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was seated had no Blue Permission sticker that gives admission to the guests in the pavilion. They were barred on the gates. We had to rush and convince the chief security officer. It took us inside an hour to convince that Mrs Bachchan was a global celebrity. Even though the security chief on the pretext of we who will handle the police in case of double check granted a verbal permission. Finally all went on well. It is the work of organizers to get the permissions in place. In this case I extended my support because she is an Indian primarily who apparently is also the pride of our country and also the guest in our Indian Pavilion. It makes me proud."
Reportedly, Aishwarya who was infuriated left the venue soon after her official commitments were through.