Tuesday 31st of March 2009 is a day Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won't forget for the rest of their lives. After all, it's the day when the 'Khiladi' of Bollywood and the former Miss World received the highest civilian honour- Padma Shri from the President of India- Smt.Pratibha Patil
While Akki looked dapper in a formal black suit, Ash was her dazzling best in a rose coloured saree. The event which took place in the capital also had Aishwarya's hubby dearest Abhishek Bachchan in attendance. It surely must have been a proud moment for AB Jr. to see his better half being bestowed with the top civilian honour. As for Akki, this is one honour which he would cherish for the rest of his life.
Interestingly, the two Padma Shri recipients Akki and Ash will be seen together in Vipul Shah's film Action Replay.