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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in red Banarasi sari for meeting with Hollande

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was glowing in a red Banarasi sari at a luncheon hosted at the French consulate in New Delhi on January 26 where she met with French President Francois Hollande.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, French President Francois Hollande, Francois Hollande Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the special guest at a luncheon hosted at the French consulate in Delhi on January 26 where she met with French President Francois Hollande. Aishwarya Rai looked radiant and ravishing in a red Banarasi sari by Swati and Sunaina.

Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Francois Hollande

Their conversation ranged from talking about movies to her experiences at Cannes, a guest at the lunch said, adding that Hollande even made Aishwarya join him at his table.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Hollande,

Aishwarya, who has been in the midst of shooting her new film "Sarbjit", took out time from her busy schedule to attend the lunch, which was hosted by French Ambassador Francois Richier. Seen here with Suhel Seth.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai French Delhi, Aishwarya Rai red banarasi sari, Aishwarya France

Former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai adorned polki jewellery and a bunched up hairdo for the occasion. A simple bindi and red lipstick completed her look.

Aishwarya, Aishwarya Mehraab sari, Aishwarya Banarasi sari

Aishwarya's sari was woven with fine mulberry silk and zari made from pure silver threads dipped in gold. The sari is called 'mehraab' after the shape of the 'buta' that is woven across the six-yard wonder.

What's special about her sari was that only natural fibres and eco-friendly dyeing has been used in the making it and it is woven using the 'kadhuwa' technique, a source close to the designers, told IANS.

Aishwarya with a guest the luncheon.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aishwarya France, Hollande

Apart from being a regular at the Cannes International Film Festival, where the first look of "Jazbaa" -- her comeback film post pregnancy -- was launched last year, Aishwarya has been a recipient of the prestigious 'Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters', a civilian award by the French government.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with note make-up artist Ambika Pillai.