A source close to AB Jr reveals, "Abhishek attended the CNN-IBN Citizen Journalist awards ceremony last week and met nine-year-old Aishwarya Sharma from Lucknow, who filed a Right to Information (RTI) query for removal of a garbage disposal site in front of her school.
Her initiative was a success and a public library has now been constructed in that place. Sharma, along with 16 other people were awarded for their courageous endeavors that brought about a change in the system."
When called on stage, the nine-year old appeared more excited about taking Abhi's autograph than accepting her trophy. The young girl even told the actor that she was a huge fan of his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. AB Jr quipped, "I am also a great fan, but of this Aishwarya (pointing towards the girl)."
The source adds, "Abhi is impressed with what Sharma has done and has even told the organizers of the event that she can be in touch with him anytime she wants and keep him posted on her work. He left for New Zealand for Abbas-Mastan's Players but has left instructions at his office to they let him know immediately when the nine-year-old contacts him."
Bachchan Jr, who was the chief guest at the awards event, concluded by saying, "I would like to say that she (Aishwarya Sharma) is as beautiful as her namesake. I am proud of her. She is an inspiration for all of us."