Here's how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is celebrating her 44th birthday
It's all about family!
Bollywood's beauty queen and yummy mummy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 44 today and we're sure the Bachchan family has made plans to surprise their bahu in their own way.
However, let us also tell you that it would not be a grand 44th birthday party for Aishwarya as the actress wants to have a low-key celebration. Yes, that's right.
For those who don't know Aishwarya had lost her father in March this year and the family is still observing the one-year mourning period.
This is the reason why Aishwarya's 44th birthday would be a low-key celebration with only close family members in attendance. Reports say that Aishwarya's mother Vrinda Rai wants her daughter to have some celebration as her father loved celebrating birthdays.
"Aishwarya was very close to her father and hence it is going to be just a private affair for her. She wasn’t even keen on ringing in her birthday but her mother insisted that she do this, given that her father always loved celebrating such special days. She will be hosting an intimate party that will be attended by her family members and close friends," says a report in a leading entertainment website.
"Abhishek Bachchan, Aaradhya, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan along with Vrinda Rai, brother Aditya Rai and his family will be present for this party. Mickey Contractor, who is Aishwarya’s best friend, will also be attending. Abhishek has taken care of all the arrangements. Though it is only family, he wants things to be in place."
In fact, Bachchan patriarch Amitabh Bachchan had posted on social media during Diwali that the family would also not be observing the festival of lights due to the same reason.
Many Indian families, especially up north observe a one-year mourning period after a death in a family and it is wonderful to know that in this day and age the Bachchan family has chosen to stick to their traditions. We're sure this would be a great learning for little Aaradhya as well as this is how you pass on your family values from one generation to the other.