Big B proud of Ash

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received the greatest Padmashri award for her contribution to Indian cinema. She is elated to be recognized with such a prestigious award and accepted it with high gratitude. Ever since she stepped into Bollywood, she delivered hit after hit and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Taal, Guru are some of the biggies where she performed exceptionally well. She also earned critical acclaimation for her performances in films like Chokher Bali, Raincoat and Jodhaa Akbar. Ash has made her family feel proud on receiving the award.

Big B is excited on hearing the news. "Aishwarya's Padma decoration is the fifth in the family. My father received Padmabhushan, myself with (two) Padmashri and Padmabhushan and Jaya was recipient of Padmashri. Five Padma awardees in one family. God is generous and kind," Bachchan wrote in his blog.

Ash who was shooting with Abhi in the deep jungle of Kochi arrived home early on Monday. Stunt hero Akshay Kumar also honored with Padmashree for his dedication and contribution towards Indian cinema.