Bachchans without Abhishek at Cannes

By HT

Mumbai, May 16 -- On Wednesday, the 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicked off with the usual fanfare and star presence. From Bollywood, the attendees included Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan. While Big B will attend the fest as a part of his upcoming Hollywood film The Great Gatsby's cast, Aishwarya will be representing a cosmetics brand that she endorses.

Interestingly though, Aishwarya's husband Abhishek won't be walking the red carpet with her at the festival to complete the family picture. "It's not like Abhishek was supposed to attend Cannes and he is cancelling at the last minute. He was always confirmed to shoot for Dhoom:3 at the same time. So there is no question of him travelling to the festival," says an industry insider.

"But had he managed to make it to France, it would have been a s