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New Delhi: For Indian actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, it's a "great honour" to be invited for a special lunch with French President François Hollande, who is in the country on a three-day visit.
Hollande will attend the Republic Day parade on Rajpath as chief guest, becoming the fifth serving French president to do so, on Tuesday. Later in the day, a lunch is said to have been organised in his honour by French ambassador to India Francois Richier, who has invited the 42-year-old actress.
The actress, who has been in the midst of shooting her new film "Sarbjit", has decided to take out time from her busy schedule to attend the lunch.
"She is the only one from the film industry to be invited, so it's a great honour," said a source close to the actress.
Aishwarya is a regular at the Cannes International Film Festival, where the first look of "Jazbaa" -- her comeback film post pregnancy -- was launched last year.
An actress who has featured in Bollywood films like "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Dhoom 2", "Guru" and "Devdas", Aishwarya is also an ambassador of French cosmetics and beauty company L'Oréal Paris, for which she recently starred in an ad with Eva Longoria.
In fact, she even shot for her international film "Pink Panther 2" in Paris.