A few hours ago, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was seen gracing the red carpet of Dadasaheb Phalke Award in Mumbai. She won the award for her spectacular performance in the movie, Sarbjit, which also casted Randeep Hooda in the lead role.
Along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the veteran actress Hema Malini was also spotted at the event and the duo looked drop dead gorgeous, while posing for the media. Have a look at their pictures below..
Aishwarya With Hema Malini
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Hema Malini pose for the shutterbugs with their Dadasaheb Phalke Awards at the red carpet.
Aishwarya In Anju Modi
Sporting a Anju Modi creation, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked every bit gorgeous and how!
Pic Courtesy: Instant Bollywood
Two Beauties In One Frame
It was indeed a rare sight to spot Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Hema Malini in one frame!
Aishwarya With Kids
Seen here is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, posing for the camera along with the kids of ‘Smile Foundation'.
Aishwarya Played The Role Of Dalbir Kaur
Directed by Omung Kumar, Sarbjit featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Randeep Hooda in the lead roles. In the film, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the character of Dalbir Kaur, the elder sister of Sarabjit Singh, which was played by Randeep Hooda.
Why Made Aishwarya Sign Sarbjit?
In her one of the interview, during the promotion of the film, Aishwarya had revealed, why she wanted to be a part of this film and had said, "Because it's never been only about the superficial."
"I hope I made that obvious with the choices I made right from the start. My first film, Mani Ratnam's Iruvar wasn't about glamour. Omung (Kumar) came to me with this subject. I said yes in five minutes because I was well-versed with Sarabjit's story."
I Wanted To Be Part Of That Narrative
She had further added "The script throws light on the subject largely from Dalbirji's perspective. While there's been media reportage, somehow the human story is left to people's perceptions.
I felt here was a story that could awaken people's sensitivities. I wanted to be part of that narrative. It's a departure for me to be playing Dalbir. To be willing to play someone in their 60s is to be fearless. As an actor, this underlines my attitude, my secure perspective. This story had to be told."
Aishwarya, On The Personal Front
On the personal front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently completed ten years of her wedlock with Abhishek Bachchan. She was also spotted visiting Siddhivinayak Temple to seek blessing of Ganapati on her tenth anniversary.
On a related note, past few months have been quite tough for Aishwarya Rai, as she lost her dad Krishnaraj Rai to cancer.
On the work front, rumours are rife that she has already sign a film, opposite her hubby Abhishek Bachchan and the film also has a cameo of Amitabh Bachchan.