She might be the most beautiful woman on screen, but she is a wonderful human being as well. From making an impactful career graph with films that boasts of her cinematic genius to being a proudly affectionate mom and a loving wife, Aishwarya has maintained all her roles with immense care and dignity. Today as our lovely Bachchan bahu turns 40, we look back through the archived pages and bring to you a never-seen-before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, a lady who has redefined grace and finesse and surmounted on top becoming India’s Pride of Honour.
In a career spanning 16 long years, Aishwarya had seen some major ups and some severe showdowns as well. However, Box office failures or gibberish number games have never really mattered to her, she confirms. “You do feel good when someone appreciates your work especially when it’s your well wishers, cinema is all about experimenting and trying something new. There is no sure shot formula for success. Everybody works hard in their profession including you and me. It’s true that as actors we like to receive appreciation for our efforts but what’s wonderful about cinema is that there’s always a next time. I wish to continue making good cinema and may be it will be liked by all and be a success at the box-office also. I am an entertainer and I work for creative satisfaction.”
While her pairing with Shah Rukh (in Mohabbatein, Josh and Devdas) and mostly Hrithik (in Jodha Akbar, Dhoom:3 and Guzaarish) grabbed eyeballs, Aishwarya clearly calls herself a director’s actor. But one question that has been doing the rounds ever since she made a staggering comeback on the Noblesse cover, was when will Aishwarya make her way to the silver screen. When we asked her about making a comeback with Abhishek on screen, she promptly took a stand and how! “Well of course I hope soon. It’s a personal thing for us to come back and work on a project together as we cherish every project that we have worked on together so far, but said so we do not want to take up a project just because he is my husband or I am his wife. We don’t work together for commercial opportunity because that’s not what we come together for that’s not important that’s not the idea that we are looking to stand. We want to come back together again on a very important incredible piece of cinema.”
Shorn of any artifice and nervous energy, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan still makes the same impact, even greater today, as she makes an appearance. No wonder how firecrackers would start crackling as she steps back into the Action Replay mode yet another time. We are so waiting for you to get back on screen, Ash! As of now, Koimoi wishes our beautiful Aishwarya a very Happy Birthday.