Aishwarya’s 44th birthday a low-key affair, Abhi-Aaradhya plan surprises

The former beauty queen and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned 44 today but the actress will not have any big celebration this year owing to her father Krishnaraj Rai’s departure in March this year. Ash was very close to her father and she skipped celebration this year. Her birthday will be a total family affair in remembrance of Aishwarya's father Krishnaraj Rai.

 "Abhishek and Aaradhya have ordered Aishwarya's favourite cake, which will be cut when the Bachchan family gets together in the evening," 

The source revealed, “Aishwarya was very close to her father and hence it is going to be just a private affair for her. She wasn’t even keen on ringing in her birthday but her mother insisted that she do this, given that her father always loved celebrating such special days. She will be hosting an intimate party that will be attended by her family members and close friends. Abhishek Bachchan, Aaradhya, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan along with Vrinda Rai, brother Aditya Rai and his family will be present for this party. Mickey Contractor, who is Aishwarya’s best friend, will also be attending.”

Another source adds, “Abhishek has taken care of all the arrangements. Though it is only family, he wants things to be in place.” Sweet, we say!

On work front, Aishwarya will be next seen in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s venture ‘Fanney Khan’. The movie is being directed by Atul Manjrekar and also stars Anil Kapoor in a lead role.