Aishwarya’s royal date Kate-Will sans hubby Abhishek

Aishwarya Rai Bachchann dazzled in a saree at the royal dinner hosted in honour of the British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Bollywood’s who’s who rubbed shoulder with Kate and William at the Mumbai Taj Mahal hotel. But Abhishek Bachchan gave the party a miss.

Abhishek Bachchan suffered slipped disc and so he failed to make to the event. The actor was advised bed rest.

Reveals a source close to the actor, "The organisers were very keen to have Abhishek Bachchan attend the royal soiree along with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. In fact, he was one of the first personalities to be invited for this exclusive dinner. Abhishek was really looking forward to attending the dinner with Prince William and Kate Middleton but unfortunately, he will not be able to make it due to his medical condition. He is still suffering from a slip disc and has been advised bed rest as he's in a lot of pain."

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who attended the royal dinner with wife Neetu Kapoor wishes speedy recovery to Abhishek.

“Abhishek Bachchan, heard you have a slipped disc? Speedy recovery. We need you back in the saddle. Much love,” Rishi tweeted.

Abhishek “thanked” Rishi for his well wishes.

“Thank you so much. Will come for dinner as soon as I can move around. That too on the saddle,” Abhishek replied.

Abhishek has apparently been diagnosed with a slipped disc due to extensive travelling and has been advised to take medication and bed rest.