Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked every bit the traditional Indian beauty as she exchanged pleasantries with French President Francois Hollande at a lunch hosted by the French ambassador to India, Francois Richier, in Delhi on Tuesday. Besides Ash, actor Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films were also invited.
Ash was ravishing in a red Banarasi sari with pink embellishments designed by Swati and Sunaina. Polki jewellery, red bindi, matching lip colour and roses in her hair accessorised her look.
“Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wishes all her well wishers a very happy Republic Day,” this image shared by her publicist read.
The Bollywood celebrities have been invited to have lunch with the President. It is a private event. They will discuss films,” French government sources told PTI earlier.
Both Ash and Shah Rukh Khan have been awarded by the French government. SRK was accorded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award for his “exceptional career” in 2007, In 2014, he received the Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian award.
Aishwarya Rai is a regular at the Cannes Film Festival and is also a recipient of the ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’, the second highest French civilian honour.
French President Hollande is on a three-day visit to India and was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday.