Aishwarya Rai just bought home the fifth Padmashri of the Bachchan family and elated hubby Abhishek has a new name for his wife each time she wins a prestigious title or award.
A source reports,”When she stood ninth among the most beautiful woman in the world, Abhi used to call her ‘Number Nine’ and now again she was given a new nickname. After honoring with Padmashri, Abhi starts calling her ‘Padma Shrimati’ and Ash as usual delighted to be called with this new name.
When the civilian honors were announced, Abhishek was shooting in Orcha near Jhansi and Aishwarya was in Chennai, shooting for Endhiran. And when the news reached Abhi’s ear, he immediately sent a bouquet to ash addressing as ‘Padma Shrimati’.”
When Ash reached the Mumbai airport with her award, she was greeted with flowers sent by none other than her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan. She spoke to the media at the airport,
“This one was from Pa,” revealed the pleased actress, “He wrote that this was the fifth Padma Shri in the family. Dadaji (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) got it first, Pa got it twice, then Ma (Jaya Bachchan) and now me … the award is very special for our family.”
We are proud of you too Ash!