PHOTOS: After Cannes, Abhishek – Aishwarya Rock With Madonna, JLo In London


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LONDON: Globe-trotting Bollywood celebrities Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were spotted in the beautiful city of London, rooting for the empowerment of women and the girl child, at the ‘Chime For Change’ concert.

Abhi-Ash joined International music icons like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and many others, as the Twickenham rugby stadium was transformed into an arena for the concert. Also present with our desi celebrities were other Hollywood film stars like James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Chastain (of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ fame), Jada Pinkett Smith and Freida Pinto. Feminist Gloria Steinem was also there to lend her support.

Abhishek was dressed in a sharp navy suit, while Aishwarya chose a gold top, black leather pants and a black blazer.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were one of the many celebrity presenters who spoke passionately about the need to bring about a change in the mindset of people, with regards to gender inequality.

Aishwarya said while at the concert, “It’s shocking gender inequality still exists… We need to bring about a change in mindset.”

Husband Abhishek added, while agreeing with wife Aishwarya, that the change begins in the mind, and that men must want to change their attitude towards women. He even shared a backstage picture of the concert, by tweeting: “Backstage at the Chime For Change show.”

Around 50,000 Londoners attended the concert.