The Guzaarish star will make her tenth appearance at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, Mumbai Mirror reports.
Despite the presence of the Indian celebrity, no Bollywood film will be screened at the event.
Director Onir commented to the tabloid: "Being at Cannes can be used to open up the reach of the film to non-Bollywood world cinema audience and also markets where Indian films have still not reached."
India, the largest producer of films globally, last year screened the offbeat release Udaan at the festival.
Dev D filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that competing at an international level is a challenge.
"It takes a good film to be at a prestigious festival like Cannes," said Kashyap. "We had a film but it was not ready so we didn't send it. But seeing the films in the lineup the competition would have been very tough."
Rai Bachchan ran into controversy last year after allegedly refusing to appear with Sonam Kapoor on the red carpet.