Last year it was dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit-Nene who received the prestigious award Padma Shri from the President of India and now this time around it's going to be the world's most beautiful lady Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who would be honoured with this award.
Amitabh Bachchan who feels extremely proud of her bahu Aishwarya speaks on this eve, ''I would rush to be in time for the President's Award Ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Aishwarya will be honoured with the Padma Shri. It's a moment of great pride for all of us.''
Further the legendry actor adds, ''She will become the 5th Padma Award recipient in our family. First my father was awarded with the Padma Bhushan, then the Padma Shri for me, followed again by the Padma Bhushan to me some years later, Jaya's Padma Shri and now Aishwarya's. This must be a record for the country. 5 Padma Awards in one family. God has been very kind to us. The people of this land have been very kind to us. We are humbled and with bended knee and bowed heads acknowledge your affection and care & love.''
Padma Awards were announced on the eve of the Republic Day. Aishwarya is the youngest person to ever achieve this honour from the film fraternity. Apart from her even Akshay Kumar's name was also announced for this recognition.