Actress Aishwarya Rai, who is busy playing mother to her three-and-half-month-old daughter, says her mom Vrinda is responsible for whatever she is today.
"She is the nucleus of my existence; who has gently moulded me, shaped me, picked me up when I've been down, has faith in me and taught me to be the very best version of me that I can be," Aishwarya said in a statement.
The former beauty queen acknowledged her mother with a special award of 'She's Worth It' at the L'Oreal Paris Femina Awards 2012 recently.
Aishwarya was herself honoured with 'The Iconic Woman of Worth' award at the event. She looked resplendent in an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla ensemble.