Aaradhya With her parents on her 1st birthday 16 Nov 2012
Aaradhya With her parents on her 1st birthday 16 Nov 2012Amitabh Bachchan/Facebook

Bollywood's A-list couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan hosted a big birthday party for their daughter Aaradhya, who turned three on 16 November.

The lavish party is said to have been in the works for a while now. The proud mother had reportedly sent out invites with little jars of chocolates and Aaradhya is said to have decorated those jars with animal stickers.

Aaradhya's birthday party was held at their home Pratiksha, where the Bachchans had made grand arrangements. "Her birthday saw a a mix of school friends and industry kids. The venue was decorated with flowers, balloons and pink, green and yellow lights," reported Mid Day.

"Several celebrities' kids thronged the Bachchan residence including Hrithik Roshan's sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan, Kiran Rao's son Azad, Shilpa Shetty's son Viaan, Lara Dutta's daughter Saira and Sanjay Dutt's twins," reported Deccan Chronicle.

Abhishek appeared very happy and excited and was seen receiving all the guests and their kids. Much before the celebrations began; the actor took to his Twitter page and thanked all the fans for their love and wishes for his daughter.

"Thank you all for such wonderful wishes for Aaradhya. Truly means a lot. Thank you," he posted. "Daughter's are just the BEST!! Happy birthday my little angel Aaradhya."

However, it is not clear whether Amitabh Bachchan was present at Aaradhya's birthday. From his blog and Twitter handle, it appears that the actor missed his grand-daughter's birthday and was busy shooting for his upcoming movie in Kolkata. His Twitter page too doesn't carry any message to the toddler.

However, Amitabh Bachchan re-tweeted a post from one of his followers which read: "@SrBachchan #HappyBirthdayAaradhya ...wish your princess love happiness and all the best Amen..God bless her always."