Vrinda Rai hosted a baby shower for Aishwarya Rai at a hotel in Mumbai in a traditional Mangalorean Bunt style. The function, which took place on October 23rd was a very private affair attended by close family and friends. The event was attended not only by female guests, but also by the men folks.
Vrinda Rai ensured that the decor was typical South Indian. It was decked with jasmine flowers, brass urlis and Kerala lamps made of bell metal. The ambience was typical South Indian style with a strong Kerala theme. What's more, there was also performance by a troupe playing the typical Mangalorean music.
As per sources, the cuisine was also South Indian and had dishes from every state in the south. There was vellappam, malabar parathas, prawns, egg stew, alleppey fish curry, urulaikilangu roast, yennai kathrika, hyderabadi biryani, curd rice, steamed fish and paneer in banana leaf.
The only celebrities from the film industry to be invited apart from the Bachchans was Aishwarya Rai's favourite directors Mani Ratnam, Ashutosh Gowariker and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. While Mani Ratnam was accompanied by wife Suhasini, Sanjay Leela Bhansali came alone. Abhishek Bachchan with friends Sikander and Kirron Kher, Shrishti Arya and Sonali Bendre were also present at the function.