Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received the prestigious First Ladies Award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday evening. Aishwarya, 44, turned heads in a grey Sabyasachi sari with floral embroidery, an embellished border and a paired it up with a red blouse.
She accessorised her look with red and silver bangles, matching earrings and a small red bindi. (She looked just wow). Women from across 112 different fields, who are the first to set a milestone, were felicitated by President Kovind.
News agency PTI reports that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received the award for being the first Indian actress to be jury member at Cannes. The list was prepared after an extensive research by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been going to the Cannes Film Festival since 2002. Her film, Devdas, was premiered at the Cannes. Last year, it was Aishwarya’s 15th year at the Cannes Film Festival.