Abhi & Aish dazzle on Oscar red carpet

LOS ANGELES: Bollywood star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, along with Mallika Sherawat, dazzled in their finery at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards red carpet here.

Abhishek and Aishwarya got a chance invite to the prestigious event, where Hollywood’s Who’s Who gathers to celebrate international cinema. The duo was holidaying in Los Angeles and was not at all prepared to attend such a high-profile event at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Sunday night.

However, last minute help from their designer friends helped them put their best foot forward at the red carpet.

Aishwarya sparkled in an off-shoulder Armani Prive bronze gown and kept her look minimalistic with just a pair of dangling earrings and hair on one side of the shoulder. Abhishek looked dapper in a traditional, formal black tuxedo.

Mallika, one of the most talked about Bollywood glamour girls, flaunted a sequinned white gown, with a daring front slit and a plunging neckline – just as she likes it always!

Among other Indians at the Oscars this year were composer A.R. Rahman, who was nominated in two categories – best original score and best original song – for his work in Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’. However, he lost out on both the titles.

Nevertheless, Rahman wore a charcoal Corneliani suit and a blue tie to the red carpet, and took a proud walk with his wife Saira Banu, who chose a beige Indo-western ensemble with a golden Judith Lieber clutch.

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