Ashwariya Rai was a big name in the movie industry and it seems from the looks of it that she holds a strong position in the hearts of many Indians. The star was invited as the chief guest for the Indian Republic Day celebrations.

The event included the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra. The Indian beauty wore a traditional Indian dress in the form of a sari to show the Indian culture. The lunch host was France’s Ambassador to India. This is what the French media said,

“The Bollywood celebrities have been invited to have lunch with the President. It is a private event. They will discuss films.”

Love this look 😊 (minus the gigantic blob patterns 😞) #timelessbeauty #ashwariyarai

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In the past SRK has been awarded the highest French civilian award ‘Legion of Honour’ and also Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Award while Ashwariya has won the second highest French civilian award Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.