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Aishwarya Sparkled at Party For Will and Kate. Where Was Abhishek?

Bollywood's first family, the Bachchans, had a sole representative in the form of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Sunday's party to meet Prince William and Kate Middleton. Abhishek is laid up in bed after reportedly suffering the slipped disc while paying cricket with daughter Aaradhya

  | April 11, 2016 17:30 IST (New Delhi)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya photographed with Kate Middleton and SRK at an event in Mumbai. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Highlights

  • Aishwarya was the only one representing the Bachchans
  • Shah Rukh, Farhan, Madhuri Dixit were also on the guest list
  • Abhishek, 40, is still recovering from slipped disc
Bollywood's first family, the Bachchans, had a sole representative in the form of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Sunday's party to meet Prince William and Kate Middleton. The absence of Ash's husband Abhishek, 40, is explained by this Twitter conversation with his fan:
 
 
Abhishek's All Is Well co-star Rishi Kapoor also inquired about his health:
  Abhishek is laid up in bed after reportedly suffering the slipped disc while playing cricket with daughter Aaradhya. Umm, oops?
Rishi Kapoor was also among the invitees to the Bollywood gala which included the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Farhan Akhtar, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez. (Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan Says Aishwarya Rai 'Loves Unconditionally')
But the night belonged to the guests of honour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate Middleton looked lovely in a royal blue Jenny Packham dress, which she accessorised with Amrapali jewels. We like the desi twist, made-in-India beading:
 
Image courtesy: AFP

Meanwhile, Aishwarya looked gorgeous in a pale pink Sabyasachi sari with chikankari.
 
Image courtesy: AFP

The night was heavy on designer Manish Malhotra's outfits, seen on Alia, Jacqueline, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sophie Choudry.
 

Sonam Kapoor was uber-glamorous in Elie Saab couture.
 

Others who aced the traditional look were Madhuri in Shyamal and Bhumika and Shilpa Shetty in Monisha Jaising.
 

Stylish men on the block were SRK, Farhan, Anil and Arjun Kapoor.
 

Prince William and Kate are touring India and Bhutan, a visit aimed at building up strong bonds with the two countries.

 
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