Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Holiday or a stay-at-home birthday?

As the former Miss World and a Bollywood actor gears up for her special day, she has two choices – a break with hubby or time with the family

For most working celebrities, a birthday is usually not a big deal, since very often they don’t get time off from hectic shooting schedules. But when they’re off work, they make it a point to really live it up. And wethinks this may be the case with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too.

Ash, who will be celebrating her 39th birthday on November 1, may decide to bring it in along with her husband Abhishek Bachchan. And there is strong buzz wafting to us that he plans to surprise wifey dear by whisking her away for a quick two-day break. Abhishek, who is currently shooting in Chicago for Dhoom:3, has even taken chutti from his hectic schedule to take his Padma Shrimati (remember that name?) out and about.

And if we reveal where he is planning to take her, the surprise may be ruined for poor Ash. But we will take that chance, if you promise not to tell her! Abhishek and Aishwarya may head to Goa – a preferred getaway destination for the Bachchans.

However, since it will be Ash’s first birthday after becoming mommy, and because little Aaradhya is only eleven months old, Ash could well decide to take a break at home and sit back with family. As it is, she is going to have a busy day – the actor will be felicitated by the French government with the Officer Dan Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters) on her birthday tomorrow, and the entire Bachchan clan will be in attendance, making her day even more special. And if there were any film offers announced, that would truly make it a double-special birthday for Ash as well as her fans!