Ash says not without the Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hates it when people leave out her last name Bachchan while introducing her

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, yes that’s how the actress would like to be called, please! It’s from the experience of some recent events that I learnt how possessive Ash is about her last name. One recent instance was when Mrs Bachchan junior (let’s call her that for effect!) was at the recent FICCI event where she was invited to welcome Hugh Jackman at the closing ceremony. The compère of the evening was model-turned-TV actor Viraf Patel (Mahi Way fame), who tried to entertain and amuse the audience as they awaited the arrival of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Hugh Jackman. Finally, when they arrived, Ash was the first to go on the stage, and obviously all the cameras were on her. We noticed that Patel forgot to affix her last name – Bachchan— in the introduction, and Ash definitely did not like it. She turned around, looking for someone from the organising team to rectify the error. But fortunately Patel was quick to realise his folly and welcomed her again, as ‘Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’. That immediately brought a smile back on Ash’s face. Point noted Mrs Rai Bachchan!