Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai bestowed with Padma Shri honour

By Bollywood Hungama News Network

2009 may not have begun on a good note for Akshay Kumar, what with the debacle of CC2C, but Republic Day (Jan 26) brought in some good news for the superstar. Akshay Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri by the Govt. of India for his contribution to cinema.

Apart from Akshay, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also the proud recipient of the Padma Shri, regarded as one of the top civilian honors in the country.

Akshay Kumar may not have won many awards in his illustrious career but this honor coming from the Govt. of India su