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Bollywood pays its last respects to Aishwarya's father

Last updated on: March 22, 2017 13:42 IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lost her father, Krishnaraj Rai, on Saturday, March 18. Rai, who had been admitted into Lilavati Hospital in suburban Mumbai, was reportedly suffering from cancer.

On Tuesday, March 21, Bollywood once again offered its support to the bereaved Aishwarya and the Rai family at Krishnaraj Rai's chautha ceremony held at Mumbai's Taj Lands End hotel.

 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her mother Vrinda and daughter Aaradhya at the ceremony.

 

Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan exchange a word as Aishwarya looks on.

 

Jaya Bachchan and her daughter Shweta Nanda support the Rais in their moment of grief; as does journalist-turned-politician Rajeev Shukla.

 

Subhash Ghai (right) with his wife Mukta (left), Poonam Sinha (centre), Prem Chopra with his wife Uma (behind) pay their respects to the departed soul.

 

Shammi Kapoor's wife, Neila Devi, is accompanied by her daughter, Kanchan.

 

Directors Hussain, Mustan, Abbas greet Ramesh Sippy.

 

The Sholay director is accompanied by his wife, Kiran Juneja.

 

Sridevi arrives with her husband, Boney Kapoor.

 

Shraddha Kapoor is accompanied by her father, Shakti, and brother, Siddhant.

 

Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and his wife, Anupama, pay their condolences.

 

Ila Arun is accompanied by daughter Ishita.

 

Abhishek Bachchan's best friend Goldie Behl walks in with his wife, Sonali Bendre.

 

T-series head Bhushan Kumar pays his respects.

 

Homi Adajania arrives with wife, Anaita.

 

Aadesh Srivastava's wife, Vijeta Pandit, arrives with son Avitesh.

 

Ashutosh and Sunita Gowariker stop by.

 

Suniel Shetty, who lost his father recently, arrives with his wife, Mana.

 

Kajol and her sister Tanishaa Mukerjee arrive.

 

Vidya Balan arrives with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur and brother-in-law, Aditya.

 

Sameer Soni arrives with wife Neelam.

 

Dimple Kapadia arrives with daughter Twinkle Khanna.

Malaika Arora Khan walks in.

 

Preeti Jhangiani and Maria Goretti pay their respects.

 

Photographer-turned-producer Atul Kasbekar, director- producer Vipul Shah and actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani walk in.

 

Directors Govind Nihalani, Shaad Ali and David Dhawan stop by.

 

Actors Anupam Kher, Bobby Deol, Sanjay Kapoor and Sonu Sood.

 

Simi Garewal, Poonam Dhillon, Tina Ambani and Neetu Singh.

 

Directors Sanjay Gadhvi, JP Dutta and Rohan Sippy.

 

Rajkumar Hirani walks in.

Rajkumar Santoshi is accompanied by his wife, Manila.

 

Raj Kapoor's daughter Reema Jain and Karan Johar's mother Hiroo.

 

Choreographer Shiamak Davar, singer Sapna Mukherjee and fashion designer Neeta Lulla.

 

Smita Thackeray arrives with son Rahul.

Aditya Thackeray is accompanied by his mother Rashmi.

 

Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar