Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrated her 40th birthday on November 1 and instead of throwing a lavish party,the former Miss World chose to spend a quiet evening with her college friends.
“Lately Aishwarya Rai Bachchan barely has time for family,let alone friends. Her husband Abhishek,in-laws and her parents complain she is so much on the move with her baby Aaradhya that there is no time for the family to catch up with the mother-daughter duo. Aishwarya is so hands-on mother that she takes Aaradhya everywhere for her professional engagements,” said a source close to the Bachchan family.
Given her tight schedule,chances of meeting up with friends is difficult,so Aishwarya invited her close college friends for dinner on her birthday.
“It was a very intimate gathering,Aishwarya Rai wanted to catch up with her really close friends from college. They are married and have busy lives of their own. She was meeting them after years. Aishwarya preferred to do this long-pending rendezvous with her college friends on her birthday,” added the source.
Two days later,on Sunday (November 3),Bachchans hosted a big birthday cum Diwali bash,which was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood including – Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri,Ranbir,Katrina,Anushka to name a few.