Bollywood Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Lunches With French President Francois Hollande

By Teresa Swan on Jan 29, 2016 02:32 PM EST

It's always an honor when a visiting politician requests your presence at lunch. It doesn't just go to everybody. But Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, had the honor of such a request by French President, Francois Hollande, that she attend a special luncheon.

According to the Indian Express Hollande is in India on a three-day visit to attend the Republic day parade as the main guest. At a lunch in his honor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's beautiful presence was requested. Says a source close to the actress, "She is the only one from the film industry to be invited, so it's a great honour." Apparently, she is a favorite of the President as she was specially invited by the French ambassador. The actress and the president are said to have had a warm conversation at lunch discussing films and a subject of interest to both of them, The Cannes Film Festival.

Aishwarya has always had a special relationship with France. The actress has made several trips to represent her films at Cannes. She is one of the very prominent faces of L'oreal and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been honoured with the second highest award you can receive as a civilian in France, The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. She received this award in 2012, according to Wikipedia.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has won rave reviews for the red silk sari she wore to this lunch. Not only was the former beauty contestant stunning as the lady in red, but the outfit had a point to make. The red sari designed by the duo of Swati and Sunaina was made in Banaras by traditional Indian weavers. The fine mulberry silk dress was designed with silver thread dipped in gold and it also was completely eco-friendly with natural fibers.

Aishwarya interrupted her schedule for her glamorous lunch. The actress has been busy shooting her new film, Sarbjit.

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