S Shankar” directorial venture “Jeans” with
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and
Prashanth Thyagarajan was a super hit. The film is produced by
Ashok Amritraj, the popular tennis star. He had produced a lot of Hollywood films too. Ashok is honored with French award Chevalier in Mumbai.
French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, honored Ashok with the award. A lot of celebs including
Jaya Bachchan took part in that event and honored Ashok Amritraj. It is to be noted that Ashok has produced more than 120 films in his career.
Ashok Amritraj stated that he is humbled and privileged to receive Chevalier. He thanked the French government for recognizing his cinema journey. He also stated that the award is a tribute to the developing relationship between Indian and French film industries.