Cannes Film Festival 2017 kicked off in grand style on 17th May. The annual event celebrating the best of cinema in France boasts of an incredible lineup of Indian celebrities. And one regular face has been Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat. The 40-year-old sexy siren who made her Cannes debut in 2005 looked ravishing in her latest appearance at the French Riviera. Mallika Sherawat upped her style statement as she walked the Cannes 2017 red carpet wearing a classy gown by designer Georges Hobeika. Seeing pictures of Mallika Sherawat’s sophisticated avatar is pleasing, especially considering the gaudy cleavage show she depicted during her first Cannes appearance. Deepika Padukone Cannes Transformation: From the Indian actress in 2010 to International icon in 2017, the transition is remarkable! (See Pictures).

Mallika Sherawat and her French connection runs deep, and Cannes film festival remains a strong tie. The fearless actress who is well known among the cinephiles due to her bold image on and off the silver screen turned heads around when she stepped on the red carpet of the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on 17th May 2017 in Cannes, France. Mallika’s latest outing was an accurate reflection of elegance, exquisite and class. Indian celebs at 2017 Cannes Film Festival: Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & 7 other stars in Festival de Cannes.

On the opening night of Cannes 2017, Mallika Sherawat attended the screening of French film Les Fantomes d’Ismae (English title, Ismael’s Ghosts). The sensuous starlet decided to go chic and elegant with her outfit. Choosing to wear the outfit from her favourite designer from last year, Georges Hobeika, Mallika looked no less than a princess.

Mallika Sherawat Cannes 2017

The actress accessorised her gown with a striking necklace by Messika Joaillerie. She let her hair down, and it added to the charm of the overall look of the famous Hindi cinema bombshell. Mallika also took to Twitter and Instagram to post pictures and a video of her red carpet moments thanking the designer for the couture which made her “feel like a princess.”

Just in case you wonder the hullabaloo around Mallika Sherawat’s elegant appearance in Cannes 2017, you must recall the sexy actress’ first red carpet walk in 2005. Walking alongside legendary Hollywood actor Jackie Chan to support their film together, The Myth, Mallika had worn a ghagra-choli giving an ample view of her bosom but drew major flak. Well, she has turned around things for all good and fashionable.

Mallika Sherawat Cannes 2005

The actress who returned from holidays with her French boyfriend, Cyrille Auxenfans to attend the Cannes festival will be representing International organization, Free A Girl. As a brand ambassador of the organization she is working towards fighting against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children. Mallika Sherawat is not just a stylista but also working for a special purpose.