Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is set to attend the amfAR GALA at the Cannes Film Festival. This will be Sonam's first appearance at the prestigious 'Cinema Against AIDS' fundraiser. 

For the uninitiated, amfAR GALA is a special event that raises money for important research on HIV/AIDS and this will be the first time for Sonam. 

Source: b'File photo of actress Sonam Kapoor | Source: PTI'

The gala will be attended by other prominent people like Helen Mirren, Sharon Stone, Katy Perry, Kenneth Cole, Lewis Hamilton, Isabeli Fontana, Barbara Palvin and Irina Shayk to name a few.

It's an honor to be a part of the esteemed amfAR gala. I cannot stress enough the importance of AIDS research in our time. This foundation is doing such incredible work dedicated towards raising funds for life-saving research programs that help the fight against AIDS. "I am looking forward to meeting the wonderful team that chairs amfAR and hope to contribute to this cause in every way possible," Sonam said in a statement. 

This will be her sixth visit to the Cannes and Sonam will attend various parties film premieres and charity dinners as part of her itinerary.

Source: b'File photo of actress Sonam Kapoor | Source: PTI'

Unfortunately, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been a regular at the fundraiser, will not be able to attend this year due to her professional commitments. 

Source: b'File photo of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the Gala last year | Source: Reuters\xc2\xa0'

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