Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks gracious in a simple-yet-elegant Sabyasachi sareeVarinder Chawla

The Bachchan family hosted a grand Diwali party and invited several Bollywood celebrities and socialites.

The hosts as well as the celebrities were seen having a gala time at the party. Several celebrities along with the hosts posed for shutterbugs outside Bachchan's residence, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan remained in.

However, she did pose for some candid pictures with sister-in-law Shweta Nanda, husband Abhishek Bachchan and friends.

Like mother-in-law, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya too kept a low profile at the party, but she managed to steal the limelight with the photographs which were posted online.

The former Miss World looked gorgeous in red anarkali designed by her favourite designer Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla.

Meanwhile, after the grand party, Big B took to Twitter to say that time they celebrated the festival of lights without crackers.

"As Diwali celebration fade away may the light it brought never do .. keep them burning for happiness and peace .. more peace really," he tweeted.

"And yes .. no noise crackers were lit .. just the 'anaar' and the 'phuljhadi' .. and post cracker, all cleaned up this morning !!"

Nargis Fakhri, Hrithik Roshan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, David Dhawan, Tabu, Prachi Desai, Karan Johar, Ronnie Screwvala, Sajid Khan, Amrita Singh, Archana Puran Singh and husband Parmeet Sethi, David Dhawan, Ayan Mukerji, Sonu Sood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Farah Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajkumar Hirani, and other celebrities attended Big B's Diwali bash at his residence, Jalsa.