Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured with 'Abhinaya Kala Ratna' by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust. Lata Mangeshkar, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Amitabh Bachchan have also been conferred with this award.

Ash could not attend the event as she had a prior family commitment, but she left a message,  "I'd like to dedicate this award to every professional I've worked with throughout my career and to all my audiences in India and the world over for their love, support and blessings... and my family."