Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been honoured with the Pazhassiraja Purashkaram- ‘Abhinaya Kaala Ratna’ by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust. Other recipients of this award were Lata Mangeshkar, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and many others from other fields.
Aishwarya could not attend the event as she had a prior family commitment out of town. About the honor she says, “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!”
The Pazhassi Rajakeeya Puraskaram is an award which has been instituted by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust and it’s a distribution ceremony were eminent personalities of international reputation from across the country are honoured. Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust was formed with the noble intention of remembering the great pioneer freedom fighter Veera Pazhassi Rajaand his uncompromising patriotism and of introducing him to the new generation.
Earlier this award has only been conferred to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan from the Hindi Film Industry and now Lata Mangeshkar and Aishwarya have joined the eminent list of recipients.