Amitabh Bachchan feels proud of bahu Aishwarya

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been conferred with French award for her contribution to arts and cinema on her 39th birthday. She was handed over the award by the French ambassador to India Francois Richier. Amitabh Bachchan said that he feels proud of his daughter-in-law as she has been chosen by the French government to receive a civilian award for her contribution to the arts on her 39th birthday.

On Thursday, Aishwarya received the honor of prestigious 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters' by Francois Richier. "Aishwarya celebrates her birthday and also a recognition by the French government. They confer on her the medal of honor for arts and letters, their second biggest award," the 70-year-old posted on his blog

"Many years ago the French had decorated me with the Legion d'Honor their highest medal and now the family prides itself with having two of the family gaining recognition from the French," he further posted.

"There have been many other recognitions that have been conferred on family members and each time it happens, a sense of pride and joy fills us all. Our own National Padma Awards have been won by several members and the figure I believe is 5... other countries too have been most generous to us - USA, Russia, Morocco, Afghanistan, Egypt, Kenya, Canada, UK, South Africa, Poland... in some way or the other.

"There is a sense of great pride that runs within us whenever there is achievement, though I must admit that there is an equal sense of humility in all these gratifying moments," Big B posted on his blog.

The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters honor is given to people who have contributed exceptionally to arts in France and the rest of the world.

In India, celebrities like Shahrukh Khan and Nandita Das received the award.

At the event was present Aishwarya’s entire family including her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan.