Bollywood actress and mother-to-be Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, turned 38 on Tuesday November 1 and celebrated her birthday with family and close friends. “She will be celebrating her birthday with family…like she always does,” a source close to the actress had said.
The Bachchan family planned a grand party for the evening, where besides, family members, several B-town personalities were expected.
Recently, the Bachchans hosted a grand ‘godh bharai’ ceremony for Aishwarya, where several actresses came in to shower their blessings. In June this year, Aishwarya’s father-in-law and superstar Amitabh Bachchan, had announced, through micro blogging site twitter, that she is expecting a child. It was reported that the baby is due in November.
Aishwarya was to play the leading lady in Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming project ‘Heroine’. However, the film was put on hold and later it was revealed that Kareena Kapoor will play the character instead.
Having started her career as a model, Aishwarya went on to win the 1994 Miss World pageant and then turned to Bollywood for a career in acting. The actress had made a debut in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film ‘Iruvar’ in 1997 and had her first commercial success with the Tamil movie – ‘Jeans'(1998).
In 1997, she entered Bollywood through Rahul Rawail’s film ‘Aur Pyar Ho Gaya’. Though the film failed at the box office, Aishwarya bagged the ‘Star Screen’ award for the Most Promising Newcomer. She gained attention in Bollywood through Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999), for which, she won the Filmfare Best Actress award.
She was last seen in Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ (2010) opposite Hrithik Roshan. Though, was not a hit at the box office, it was critically acclaimed and won awards and nominations at several award ceremonies.