Bollywood’s eternal beauty and my most favourite human of all time – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – turns 44 today. It’s really hard to tell she’s in her 40s because let’s be honest, she looks nothing close to it… or she’s just ageing backwards unlike us mere mortals. Ash has come a long way since her debut in 1997 with Mani Ratnam‘s political drama Iruvar. Today, she’s a global name not just in Bollywood but Hollywood too, and is a regular face at the annual Cannes Film Festival every year. Happy Birthday, Ash!
If you’re wondering how the actress plans on celebrating the big day, we have an update for you. There will be no big Bachchan style celebration as Ash lost her father earlier this year. Instead, they will have a low-key family affair. They chose to skip their annual Diwali bash too to pay respect to her late father, whom Ash was very close to.
A source told Bollywood Life,
Aishwarya was very close to her father and hence it is going to be just a private affair for her. She wasn’t even keen on ringing in her birthday but her mother insisted that she do this, given that her father always loved celebrating such special days. She will be hosting an intimate party that will be attended by her family members and close friends. Abhishek Bachchan, Aaradhya, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan along with Vrinda Rai, brother Aditya Rai and his family will be present for this party. Mickey Contractor, who is Aishwarya’s best friend, will also be attending. Abhishek has taken care of all the arrangements. Though it is only family, he wants things to be in place.
Aww. We hope she has a lovely birthday with her family. :) Amitabh Bachchan too celebrated his 70th birthday a couple of days ago and the family took off to Maldives to ring it in. If you missed those photos, you can find them here.