Actress Katrina Kaif made an impactful debut at Cannes International Film Festival red carpet last year as the ambassador of a cosmetic brand last year. But actress has to skip give this prestigious film gala this year due to "prior commitments" and highly regrets it.

"Cannes is a fabulous platform for any artist to attend, and I really enjoyed the experience last year. While the brand invited me to attend Cannes again this year, I have had to regretfully decline the opportunity due to prior commitments," Katrina said in a statement.

The actress is currently busy wrapping up Anurag Basu's upcoming film 'Jagga Jasoos', co-starring her ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor. She also currently busy shooting 'Baar Baar Dekho'.

"This has been an enormously busy year for me so far and I am working on some amazing projects which are really keeping me on my toes. Although, I will be missing Cannes this year, I wish that the lovely Loreal Paris ambassadors, who will proudly represent India the very best and I hope to attend next year," added Katrina.

Raagjeet Garg, general manager, Loreal Paris India said that they respect her for her "dedication to her work and are going to miss her magic at Cannes 2016."

"Katrina had a glorious debut at Cannes last year and was one of the most spoken about Loreal Paris ambassadors at the platform. Unfortunately, she's unable to attend the event this year due to some prior commitments. We absolutely respect her dedication to her work and are going to miss her magic at Cannes 2016," Mr Garg said.

The Cannes International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 11 to May 21.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor will walk the red carpet this year.