Aishwarya, who has been in the midst of shooting her new film 'Sarbjit', has taken out time from her busy schedule to attend the lunch, said to have been organised in Hollande's honour by French Ambassador Francois Richier.

Richier has invited the 42-year-old actress for the lunch, which Hollande will attend following his appearance at the country's colourful Republic Day parade on Rajpath as the chief guest.

Aishwarya, all ready for the lunch, looks ravishing in red in an image shared by her publicist.

The sari that Aishwarya has worn is from designer duo Swati and Sunaina, and made in Banaras -- age-old weavers from where are poised for a facelift courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

It's only perfectly suited that Aishwarya chose a creation that's deeply rooted in Indian technique and craft to meet the president of France, a country that she's had a great connect with for long.

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.


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