"Indian scholars have received 2 Chevaliers and don't advertise it. Between humility & fame silly me chose latter. Thank you friends and fans," tweeted Kamal Haasan
"I wish this generation's Chevalier Sivaji and my good friend Kamal Haasan for receiving the prestigious award," Rajinikanth wrote in Tamil on his Twitter page
"Chevalier Award humbles me. I dedicate it to my admirers. I bow before my more deserving forerunners Mr Satyajit Ray and Mr Sivaji Ganesan who made the common man realize the value of the Chevalier Award".
Aishwarya is one of the special invitees at the Republic Day luncheon, which will be hosted in honour of French President Francois Hollande. She was honoured by French government with their second highest civilian award - 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters' (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) - in 2012