Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to bag the second highest French civilian honour, the Officer Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). If that seems like deja vu, you're right.
The beauty queen was all set to be felicitated in 2009, but unfortunately due to her father's illness at the time, she was unable to attend. Furthermore, the French Government postponed the event in deference to the victims of the Mumbai bomb blast.
Now, three years later, the French have resurrected the invitation and Aishwarya along with the Bachchan parivar have accepted.
Interestingly, Ash is the youngest recipient of the honour. Shah Rukh Khan is the other Bollywood star to have been bestowed this title.