A girls college in the name of Bollywood star and Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be set up in Daulatpur village in Fatehpur tehsil of UP.

A representative for Amitabh Bachchan Rishikesh Yadav quoted by PTI said on Sunday, the responsibility for construction of the college has been taken over from Jaya Prada’s Foundation and given to the Amitabh Bachchan Sewa Sansthan set up by the villagers.

He said that village head of Daulatpur Amit Singh has been appointed as the manager of the Sansthan and the land deed executed in its favour.

Yadav also said, a cheque of Rs five lakh from Amitabh Bachchan for the construction of the college has also been given to the Sansthan, Yadav said.

Village head Amit Singh said that as announced earlier an intermediate college would be constructed initially and will be later upgraded to graduate level.

Construction work was assigned to the Foundation three years back but the building process did not start till now, he said, adding, the construction work by the Sewa Sansthan would start this year and was expected to be completed next year.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan born 1 November 1973 is an Indian film actress. She worked as a model before starting her acting career, and ultimately won the Miss World pageant in 1994. Rai has featured in films in various languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali.

Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, they met in 1997. Their engagement was announced on 14 January 2007 and later confirmed by his father, Amitabh Bachchan.

Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2011. Her daughter became quite popular by the name of “Beti B” which was christened by the fans and the media, since the couple took over four months to name their daughter. The baby girl was finally named as Aaradhya Bachchan in March 2012.