Post return from Cannes, Aishwarya Rai casts her vote solo amid arm injury

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made headlines on Monday as she arrived solo to cast her vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024 in Mumbai. The actor, who is preparing for surgery due to a recent wrist injury, caught the attention of paparazzi as she stepped out of her car and walked into the polling booth.

Dressed in a white shirt paired with blue jeans and striking red footwear, Aishwarya sported a cast on her wrist, a reminder of her recent injury. Despite her ailment, she remained committed to her civic duties and made it a point to vote. She came to the polling station to cast her vote in the fifth phase of the ongoing seven phase of Lok Sabha elections in India.

Reports indicate that Aishwarya sustained a wrist injury recently and will soon undergo surgery. A source close to the actor revealed, “Aishwarya broke her wrist over the weekend and thus had to get a cast on. However, she was adamant that she wants to keep her Cannes tradition going. Thus, even after the injury, she completed her professional commitments and made it to Cannes.”

The source further added that Aishwarya consulted specialists and her doctors before traveling to France for the Cannes Film Festival. “Her surgery is scheduled for later next week,” the source said.

Aishwarya recently returned from the 77th Cannes Film Festival, where she made waves with her red carpet appearances. Accompanied by her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, she was spotted at Mumbai airport on Sunday, just a day before casting her vote.

Her Cannes outings were marked by two standout looks: a black and gold gown for her first appearance, and a dramatic blue and silver creation designed by Falguni and Shane Peacock for her second red carpet event. These appearances sparked mixed reactions online, with fans and fashion enthusiasts eagerly discussing her bold style choices.