The Return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Actress Makes Catwalk Comeback

The Return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Actress Makes Catwalk Comeback

Ash at the India Couture Week. This image was posted on Twitter by @IyanAmjad

New Delhi: She was indeed the show-stopper. Dressed in a burgundy and gold embellished lehenga, a silk top and a gold tissue jacket, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a stunning appearance at the grand finale of India Couture Week.

Five years since she last walked the ramp for Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra, the actress did the honours, once again for Manish Malhotra, who completes 25 years in the industry.

Notching up the glam quotient by several degrees, Ash carried off the designer's collection, titled 'Empress Story,' with elan. And if there is anyone who courts the catwalk with ease, it's Ash indeed.

This image was posted on Facebook by Aishwariya Rai Bachchan

Manish is one of our favourite designers. His eye for detailing, his silhouettes make him one of the best," said the actress and added that she had not walked the ramp for five years but 'could not refuse being here' for Manish's special day.

Come August 15 and the first look of Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa will be unveiled. "I had great time working with Sanjay Gupta, Irrfan Khan, Shabana ji, they're such amazing actors," Ash said about her co-stars in the film.

Ash has signed two more films - Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Omung Kumar's biopic on Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a jail in Pakistan. The grapevine is also abuzz that she may be part of Sujoy Ghosh's next film with Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, but the actress reserved comment. Watch