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International Stardom Devdas, in which Aishwarya joined Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, was a huge hit, lavishly produced as it was. The film attracted overseas attention as well, receiving a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rai was becoming an international star rather than simply a Bollywood one. In 2003, Rai was a member of the jury at Cannes. In 2004, she was chosen by TIME Magazine's Asian Edition as one of Asia's "100 Most Influential People." Rai was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on January 2, 2005 - "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World." A month later she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, and on April 25, 2005, she was featured on Oprah's "Women Across the Globe" segment. A wax figure of Rai is on display in London's Madame Tussaud's wax museum.

Although frequently the subject of gossip column speculation about an imminent Hollywood career, it was only in 2004 that Rai finally acted in a foreign film. British director Gurinder Chadha hired her to play the heroine in Bride and Prejudice, a Hollywood-funded but Bollywood-ized version of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. The movie did well at the box office and Aishwarya's Hollywood profile rose a notch.

Rai is now said to be signed for another Hollywood movie, Rolland Joffe's project Singularity. She will star opposite Brendan Fraser.

She is in the cast for The Last Legion co-starring Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley.

She recently (summer of 2005) completed filming on director Jagmohan Mundhra's film Provoked. She is co-starring with Nandita Das. The film was shot mainly in Britain.

Friday, December 7, 2007

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Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai's Top 10 Hottest Moments On Screen
2007-11-30 21:21:00
Aishwarya Rai's refusal to do any more 'hot scenes' on screen prompted me to compile a list of Top 10 moments where ash has been the sexiest , the hottest she has been on screen. In short my Favourite Ashploitation moments on screen.Starting with #10 Kandukonden Kandukonden One really cant go wrong with getting ash wet in a towel , this was back when there was oodles of innocence on her face (much of which is still there) but she was really new in the industry back then looked as if she didnt know about the big bad world of bollywood. Ashploited !!#9 Kyon Ho Gaya NahAishwarya Rai & her then Boyfriend Vivek Oberoi in the movie Kyon ho gaya nah indulging in a kiss which doesnt look like a cheat kiss like it is in most bollywood movies plus aishwarya didnt seem uncomfortable doing it since he was her then boyfriend , the kiss is probably the only thing about the movie worth remembering for us & most forgetable for aishwarya. Aishwarya had a couple of cheat kisses before this...
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Sequel to Abhimaan with Ash and Abhishek!
2007-11-30 08:31:00
Hindustan Times is reporting that there is a Abhimaan 2 on the horizon which will star the entire Bachchan Khandaan! According to the rumor mill, the film would be produced by Pawan Kumar Jain (who produced the original movie) and will have Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan playing parents to Abhishek Bachchan. Aishwarya Bachchan will play her real life role (she plays Abhishek's wife). Keep watching this space for more updates.
By: Our Bollywood
Images: Abhishek and Aishwarya Celebrating World AIDS Day
2007-11-30 08:24:00
Abhishek and Aishwarya decided to take a break from all their temple visits and spent some quality time at a Children’s NGO. Some images from the event.
By: Our Bollywood
Ashutosh Gowariker On Relevance of Jodhaa Akbar in Todays Time
2007-11-27 11:57:00
Ashutosh Gowariker spoke to Subhash K Jha recently and some excerpts from the interview.After Lagaan, you return to a period film in Jodhaa Akbar?You might say that. But i call Lagaan a period film. Jodhaa Akbar is to me a historical. Anything after 1857 is a period film for me. Anything before that is a historical. I'd call Mughal-E-Azam a historical though its focus was different from mine. I feel if today we make a story about the past it must be correlated to the present. And Jodhaa Akbar is as relevant to present times as arranged marriages. Jodhaa and Akbar shared a perfect arranged marriage. I was fascinated by how their relationship must have grown after marriage.Have you stressed the religious difference between Jodhaa and Akbar?It's important but not stressed in my film. Akbar's marriage to Jodhaa was no common occurrence. It had a nationwide reverberation 450 years ago when society was far more conservative. How did their marriage affect those times? That'...
By: Our Bollywood
Ben Kingsley's on Taj Mahal and Aishwarya Rai
2007-11-23 11:29:00
Sir Ben Kingsley is extremely enthusiastic about his upcoming project Taj Mahal which also stars Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu. Some excerpts from a recent interview to TOI.Why this sudden obsession with the Taj Mahal and why not on the other seven wonders of the world?"Well, ever since I did Gandhi 25 years back, I have been toying with the idea of making a movie on this eternal love story," he reveals. "What attracted me to this beautiful story is the historical background which is intriguing and emotional. It's a story about turmoil, betrayal and jealousy, violence and love. It is a beautiful paradox where passion turned into marble. It has all the ingredients to make it a blockbuster," he says in his British accent.
By: Our Bollywood
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at Peer Dargah
2007-11-21 15:20:00
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai were recently spotted at the meen Peer Dargah in a town called Kadapa, about 400 kms from Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh. They were accompanied by Jaya Bachchan and of course Amar Singh.
By: Our Bollywood
Aishwarya Rai - Back to looking Beautiful
2007-11-16 04:53:00
The Bacchan'sAishwarya & AbhishekPost Marraige Aishwarya's hotness has multiplied, for reasons best known to her aishwarya had become too thin recently specially in her last few movies & her cheeks had sunk in badly, although every idiot specially the media went gaga over her slim look. Post marraige the stress is out, films,etc have taken a backseat, the glow on her face is definitely back, and there are rumours of pregnancy which could well be true going by the rounds of various religious places the couple are visiting everywhere. Abhishek needs a haircut though, that schoolgirl hairband thing isnt working anymore.'); } exo(''); -->
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Aishwarya Rai
2007-11-16 00:32:00
Aishwarya Rai (born November 1, 1973) is an Indian actress. Prior to her career in film, she worked as a model and gained fame for winning the Miss World contest in 1994. She is very beautiful and sexy.
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Abhishek, Aishwarya visit dargah in Andhra Pradesh
2007-11-15 12:46:00
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Film actor Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai Thursday offered prayers at the shrine of Ameen Peer in Kadpa town of Andhra Pradesh.
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Exclusive Images From Jodhaa Akbar
2007-11-13 17:11:00
Some excusive images from the epic Jodhaa Akbar which will release on January 25th 2008. More pics after the jump
By: Our Bollywood
Now Abhishek-Aishwarya in Bajirao Mastani!
2007-11-13 11:21:00
According some Internet News Now Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek in Sanjay Leela Bhansali New Film Called Bajirao Mastani, Amitabh Bachchan is also going to essay an important character in the film.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
2007-11-11 20:23:00
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was born on 01st November, 1973 to father Krishna Raj Rai, the Marine Engineer and mother Vrinda Rai ? the writer, in the Bunt community in Mangalore of Karnataka is the award winning and most celebrated actress in the Indian Film Industry today. Her elder brother Aditya Rai is in the ...
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Aishwarya Rai
2007-11-09 06:15:00
Aishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiAishwarya RaiName: Aishwarya RaiProfession: ActressBirth date: 1 November 1973Height: 169 cmBirthplace: Mangalore, IndiaAishwarya Rai is an Indian actress and former fashion model, currently one of the highest-paid actresses in India. She is Miss World of 1994, and in 2000 was voted Most Beautiful Miss World of All Time.It is reported that Julia Roberts called her the most beautiful woman in the world at the Cannes Film Festival. Her fans ranked her as "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" in a Hello! Magazine poll.She has been interviewed on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Early Show, etc. and was introduced by David Letterman as "the biggest movie star in the world".
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Aishwarya Rai - Aishwarya Rai Photo and Gallery of Pics
2007-11-02 12:30:00
Aishwarya Rai Photo, Pictures, Wallpaper and Updated Photo Gallery of Aishwarya Rai Aishwarya Rai Bachchan born on November 1, 1973, is an Indian actress. Prior to her career in film, she worked as a model and gained fame for winning the Miss World contest in 1994. Share This
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Aishwarya celebrates ?special birthday? in Agra
2007-11-01 09:25:00
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) It can’t be anything but destiny. Aishwarya Rai, who will be playing Mumtaz Mahal in Ben Kingsley’s film on the Taj Mahal, celebrated her 34th birthday in Agra with husband Abhishek Bachchan. Share This
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Happy Birthday 2 Aishwarya Rai
2007-11-01 09:01:00
Today is 1st November and this lovely angel completed 34 years on this Earth.Wishing her many many returns of the day?
Aishwarya Rai - The most beautiful woman in the world
2007-10-31 11:47:00
According CBSNews, the most beautiful woman in the world at the moment is Aishwarya Rai. It is very possible that this name to tell you nothing. But, it seems that this woman is in the first place in a lots ...
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Video: Abhi-Ash's Khushii At 9 Lakhs
2007-10-30 09:50:00
IndiaFM brings you footage from the auction of the Abhi-Ash painting, which sold off at a whopping 9 lakh Indian Rupess. Kim Sharma, Kapil Dev and the man himself Abhishek Bachchan without his lady love in attendance graced this social event. Take a look!
By: Our Bollywood
Hot Aishwarya Rai in Swimsuit
2007-10-30 05:38:00
The very rare photos of Aishwarya are either from the Miss World competition or from the very few instances on the big screen she has actually worn a swimsuit or done a "wet scene". Extremely hot photos... The first photo above is from the Miss World competition which she represented India in 1994. The second one is from the print advertising shoot. Some more sexy and hot scans of Aishwarya
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November 1 Celebrity Birthday: Aishwarya Rai
2007-10-30 05:28:00
Name: Aishwarya Rai BachchanBirthday: November 1, 1973Place Of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Star Sign: ScorpioRelationship Status: Aishwarya Rai has previously dated model Rajeev Mulchandani and actors Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi. She is now married to actor Abhishek Bachchan.Claim2Fame: Prior to her successful film career, Aishwarya Rai gained worldwide fame and popularity as the winner of the Miss World beauty pageant in 1994. She has acted in nearly forty Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. Aishwarya is often touted as ?the most beautiful woman in the world," and has acted in many international film projects. She speaks at least six different regional Indian languages, including English. After winning the Miss World title, Aishwarya has worked in several prestigious modeling assignments and fashion magazines, and later embarked on a film career.Time magazine named her as one of the world's ?100 Most Influential People? in 2004. She has even appeared in...
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Hot Aishwarya Rai spotted at Beyonce Concert
2007-10-30 00:00:00
Pop sensation Beyonce Knowles rocked Mumbai as a large gathering of mostly youngsters danced to her hit numbers at a dazzling concert here on Saturday evening.The crowd went euphoric when Beyonce came on the stage at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra even as pyrotechnics and laser special effects enveloped her ...
Aishwarya At Beyonce's Mumbai Concert
2007-10-29 17:50:00
Aishwarya Rai was spotted at the Beyonce concert in Mumbai. Beyonce wore a pink lehenga-choli that was put together for her apna Rocky S.“I got as call from Beyonce’s manager the morning of the concert requesting me to bring a couple of outfits that Beyonce could try on for the concert later in the day,” says an excited Rocky, who took over two dozen outfits with him to the hotel, out of which Beyonce choose over a dozen pieces she liked immensely.“After she zeroed in on the pink lehenga-choli, she selected another outfit for the after-show party and also 12 more pieces to take back. I feel honoured that she chose me to do her outfits — and that too in a matter of hours before the show!” Via Bollywood Blogspot
By: Our Bollywood
Aishwarya rai at Beyonce knowles concert
2007-10-28 18:09:00
Aishwarya rai spotted at the concert of Beyonce knowles in Mumbai
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Aishwarya Rai in Swimsuit
2007-10-27 11:59:00
Aishwarya Rai or now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has rarely acted in films where there is a swimsuit scene. The screen captures below are from a movie very early in her career. Aa Ab Laut Chalen starred Akshay khanna and Suman Ranganathan along with Aishwarya. She is trying to please Akshay Khanna in the song below. The Full song captures are below. The Complete Song screen
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A Critical Analysis of Aishwarya Rai's style and beauty
2007-10-26 14:00:00
Aishwarya Rai is the Indian actress who won the Miss World Contest in 1994, and whom Julia Roberts said was the most beautiful woman in the world. Sh1 Vote(s)
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Aishwarya Rai HOTTEST Scan Forever on Net
2007-10-26 11:43:00
Here are some Hot Scans of Aishwarya Rai [Wallpapers]...hopefully unseen. Seeing these pics make me feel that after marriage she has developed nice n tight curves. And another thing I suspect is that she has is not wearing bra inside while give these hot poses.
By: Bollywood Junction
Aishwarya Rai In wet Dress Looking very Sexy Rain...She has shown h
2007-10-26 09:13:00
Aishwarya Rai is an Hottest Model in per as today Current Bollywood..
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Aishwarya Rai (Lux)
2007-10-25 13:01:00
Aishwarya's lux commercial was probably the hottest one they've had yet, ash was in her dhoom 2 scheme of things with clothings she hadnt tried out in her career ever. Kudos to sanjay gadhvi & yashraj.
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Aishwarya Rai Nipple Pokies : 100% Real n Unseen
2007-10-22 13:54:00
Aishwarya Rai looking stunning hot in black saree..isn't it. N watching it carefully u'll be able to see the nipple impressions of her right boob. Click on the image for fullsize
By: Bollywood Junction
Aishwarya rai Could Act with John
2007-10-22 04:20:00
Aishwarya rai:John and ash may act together in a movie based on love. The film is going to be directed by Sriram raghavan and produced by director turned producer Rohan sippy. Aishwarya who is ready with her latest flick Jodha Akber opposite to Hrithik hasn’t signed yet .The director Sriram is very much exited to ...
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Jodhaa Akbar trailer released, view it now
2007-10-17 22:28:00
One of the most awaited films of 2007 is undoubtedly Jodhaa Akbar, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar. The promos for the film have also been eagerly awaited.Well, the wait is over as the trailer for the film has been released. A fan posted the trailer on YouTube, which you can watch below. A better quality trailer should be available in the next few days.
By: Goss INDIA
Aishwarya Rai - Easily Her Sexiest Photo Shoot Till Date
2007-10-17 15:46:00
Atleast ive not seen 'so much' of Aishwarya Rai in any other photoshoot of hers, this is quite a departure from her usual tame shots that she has done in india, when it comes for the international audience , they surely do get to see a 'lot more of aishwarya rai' then we get to see back home. This is by far aishwarya rai's boldest photoshoto till date imho. '); } exo(''); -->
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Aishwarya Rai
2007-10-17 12:17:00
Here you will find latest high quality wallpapers of Aishwarya Rai. Enjoy !!!
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[Fotos] Aishwarya Rai, la mujer más bella del mundo
2007-10-14 10:21:00
Aishwarya Rai, de treinta y tres años y dos ojos verdes que parecen recién salidos de una novela de Sandokán, hoy por hoy es la actriz más taquillera de Bollywood, la industria cinematográfica india, esa gigantesca fábrica de sueños que anualmente estrena cerca de mil películas y vende más de treinta billones de entradas.Se calcula que cada día, sólo en la India, hay doce millones de personas que van a ver una película hecha en Bollywood. Para la mayoría de ellos el cine es más que una mera diversión: es un modo de escapar unas horas de sus vidas. Eso hace que, en el área de influencia de Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai no sea un personaje famoso, como Madonna o Nicole Kidman, ídolos de un Occidente irónico que los admira y al tiempo los aborrece. Ella es distinta, es una estrella absoluta, alguien perfecto, milagroso, inalcanzable, una especie de Marilyn Monroe esplendorosa, inteligente y con sari.Una de las obsesiones de Rai consiste en utilizar su popularidad para que ...
Aishwarya rai and Abhishek roaming on the streets of Boston
2007-10-13 23:14:00
Aishwarya rai and Abhishek having a time of their life
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Jodha Akbar:Aishwarya rai, Hrithik roshan's look revealed
2007-10-11 16:56:00
Here is an exclusive first look of Jodha Akbar, starring Hrithik roshan and Aishwarya rai.Aishwarya rai is looking really gorgeous as a princess jodha, and for the first time you will be seeing Hrithik roshan with a mustache
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Exclusive: Hrithik and Aishwarya's Look From Jodhaa Akbar Unveiled
2007-10-11 13:16:00
After an excruciating wait, we finally get a glimpse of Hrithik and Aishwarya In Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar. The couple does indeed look like every bit of royalty and keep watching this space for the video trailer in coming days. See Hrithik's Look After The Jump
By: Our Bollywood
Rohan Sippy determined to cast Aish opposite John
2007-10-11 07:09:00
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Aishwarya Rai is reluctant to do a non-Abhishek Bachchan love story. But producer Rohan Sippy is very keen to have her in his film and is planning to fly to Boston this week to convince her.
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Aishwarya Rai Opposite John Abraham ?
2007-10-09 19:56:00
She recently refused Karan Johar ?s proposal to star opposite John Abraham but now the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is being sought after by another filmmaker for a role opposite the dashing star. And that filmmaker is none other than Rohan Sippy , who would finally be starting his next venture after Bluffmaster , though this ...
By: Bollywood Hollywood News
Aishwarya Rai VS Angelina Jolie?
2007-10-06 08:17:00
Why would someone think that these two sexy actress would be in the same categories. Aishwarya Rai makes bollywood movies and Angelina Jolie likes to visit India and is an Hollywood actress that doesn't sing in her movies. Rai Has beautiful eyes and Jolie has sexy lips. You be the judge on this video.
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Aishwarya Rai Popular In China!
2007-10-04 11:23:00
Looks like Bollywood have a considerable following in the sub-provincial district of Shenzhen, China! And it’s none other than Aishwarya Rai who is a hot favourite.Just opposite to the majestic hotel Pavilion on the Huaqiang Road is a huge L'Oreal hoarding featuring Rai. "She's beautiful. I pass through this road every day and never fail to have a look at the hoarding," says Zu Shan, who works as a marketing executive of an advertising company. Aishwarya is the brand ambassador of L'Oreal's cosmetic products."Aishwarya is a good actress. I have seen most of her movies," he says.Zu's favourite male star is Abhishek Bachchan. "The two make a great couple," he says.Zeng Fangjun also adores Aishwarya's beauty as well as her acting talents.
By: Our Bollywood
Salman Khan Refuses to Share Roof With Aishwarya Rai : LOL
2007-10-03 19:40:00
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has turned down an offer from the Madame Tussauds museum in London to make his life size wax statue, his secretary said on Monday. Salman had not given any specific reason for refusing the offer but I think its because of Aishwarya's waxed statue already there. He is no more interested in sharing the roof with Aishwarya Rai, even waxed. LOL Well, this is what i
By: Bollywood Junction
Kate Hudson Dumps Dax Shepard For Older Guy
2007-09-29 03:09:00
Kate Hudson is sick of the young and is onto the old - she’s dumped Dax Shepard and has an older and richer boyfriend that is more her taste. Shepard is said to be crushed by the breakup and didn’t know he’d been replaced. “Dax got a phone call about it from a friend,” ...
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Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on the set of Pink Panther
2007-09-28 18:42:00
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan on the set of Pink Panther in Boston, Massachussets on 25 September 2007 - Aishwarya attired in a scoop neck short ivory dress with a tuxedo waist jacket and black pumps is seen in Boston getting briefed for her next shot of the film The Next Pink Panther while Abhishek Bachchan looks on.
By: Desi Scans
Sir Ben Kingsley's Is Aishwarya's Shah Jahan!
2007-09-28 18:00:00
We all know that Aishwarya will play the eternal beauty Mumtaz Mahal in an upcoming International project. But guess who here Shah Jahan is going to be? None other than Sir Ben Kingsley! “Aishwarya and I will be playing Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. My production company is right now working with a screenwriter. I've very clear ideas about my approach to this subject. The romance will also include Shah Jahan's abject isolation for years in a prison cell."“ I hope I continue to be remembered by Gandhi. We want to beat the monsoons when we shoot next year. I've always been very attached to India and its people. I don't get to visit the country as often as I'd like to. This is my opportunity to do so."Shooting is due to begin next year in Agra, where the Taj Mahal stands on the banks of the Yamuna river, and Fatehpur Sikri.
By: Our Bollywood
Images: Aishwarya & Abhishek Spotted In Boston
2007-09-27 11:15:00
The IT Couple of Bollywood, Abhi and Ash were spotted on the streets of Boston with their. Yes guys Abhishek still hasn’t given up his hair-band.More Pics After The Jump
By: Our Bollywood
Aishwarya To Play Mumtaz Mahal In Sir Ben Kingsley?s Production
2007-09-27 11:12:00
Only yesterday we told you about Sir Ben Kingsley’s Bollywood project. The project has been officially confirmed by Kingsley and the actress to play the lead is none other than Aishwarya Rai. Sorry Bips!Kingsley confirms that the movue is based on the Taj Mahal and Aishwarya will play the legendary Mumtaz Mahal!. Sir Ben said, “The movie is on the building of the Taj Mahal. The romance will also include Shah Jehan’s abject isolation for years in a prison cell.“I had spoken to Aishwarya last year while we were working on The Last Legion and she very generously agreed to do the movie with me. My production house is working with a screenwriter on the project. I have very clear ideas about how I want to approach the subject.”
By: Our Bollywood
Aishwarya Rai's Mobile Screensaver's
2007-09-25 09:20:00
Aishwarya Rai's Mobile Screensaver Right click on the picture and select 'Save Picture As'
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Ash or Bipasha with Sir Ben Kinsley?
2007-09-25 08:46:00
Aishwarya Rai has successfully made a big splash asserting her position globally as the face of India. Now there is a bigger buzz doing rounds. Sir Ben Kingsley, one of the world's most honoured actors with four Academy Award nominations for his memorable role of Gandhi, might just consider either Aishwarya or Bengali sizzler, Bipasha Basu, or maybe both the Indian beauties for one of his forthcoming films. The Academy Award winning actor who was born as Krishna Bhanji to model and actress Ann Goodman, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a doctor has recently launched his first production house SBK Pictures which will make this film, starring these two girls. The film will be shot in India. There has been a buzz that Sir Ben was coming to India to visit the Taj. Now it is learnt that, his purpose of visit wasn't just sight seeing, but also to hunt for ideal locations and start the shoot in India. The film will be co-produced by Valerie Hoffman and Simone Sheffield. Though they are ...
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Nude Aishwarya Rai in Umrao Jaan
2007-09-25 05:06:00
Nude Aishwarya Rai in Umrao Jaan, This clip is from Umrao Jaan where Abhishek Bachchan stripped her. This movie was flop but scenes were very hot.

Aishwarya walks the first ramp after marriage

New Delhi, Dec 05: The face of many a brand, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the ramp for the first time after her marriage to endorse the launch of a new bridal collection of luxury watches from Longines on late Wednesday.Posing happily for the shutterbugs, Aishwarya seemed very comfortable answering the questions regarding the new phase in her life and was more than willing to answer about her marriage and the speculations surrounding her pregnancy.Talking about the new change in her life, she said that she is a happy girl after her wedding. “I feel so blessed. I wish we had more time off. Abhishek and me keep talking about our honeymoon,” she said."It's very difficult to articulate, put it down in just a few sentences because it's obviously a very, very wonderful and joyous phase and I strongly recommend it," she said when asked about her feelings of being a married woman.Apart from the marital bliss, Aishwarya is also excited about her big Hollywood project, sequel to Pink Panther; The Pink Panther Deux with Steve Martin, in which she plays the female lead as a criminal expert.Her much awaited forthcoming films include Jodha Akbar by Ashutosh Gowarikar and Sarkar Raj by Ram Gopal Varma scheduled for release in early 2008.

I am very selective about work, says Aishwarya Rai

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has her bag full of projects along with marital responsibilities to shoulder, says she takes up only those projects which she can handle."Whether it is films or endorsements, I am - and have been - very selective about my work. I take up work which suits and fits in my schedule," Aishwarya told IANS."I don't take projects that I cannot handle because I believe in totally fulfilling the commitments made by me," she added.The actress won the Miss World pageant in 1994 and started her stint in Bollywood with Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.She gave hits like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Dhoom-2 but was for long termed as emotionless on-screen by critics.However, Aishwarya proved her mettle by acting in films like Provoked and Guru, and said she enjoys getting into the skin of varied roles."I have always tried to pick up a variety of projects as I want to have different experiences with different projects. Also preferences for roles grow with time."She was recently in the capital to launch the bridal collection of watch brand Longines that she endorses. And like every woman, she is happy about possessing a range of them matching her various outfits."The first watch that I received was gifted to me by my family. Now, I have a variety of them in my wardrobe and I enjoy it, like any other woman.""With saris I sport timepieces with delicate and feminine dials. However, my personal favorites are watches with chunky dials."Commenting on her upcoming films she said: "It was a fantastic experience shooting 'Pink Panther 2'. It was wonderful as the schedule was just perfect for me. And 'Jodhaa Akbar' took its duration, as it is a period film."Apart from director Harald Zwart's much-talked about Hollywood flick and Ashutosh Gowarikar's historical epic, she has Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar Raj in her kitty.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai is one of Bollywood's pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India's most famous models landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine. India's top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to work with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Rathnam's 'Iruvar' (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in Rahul Rawail's '…Aur Paar Ho Gaya' (1997) garnered her the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", in that same year, nominated for Best SUPPORTING Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra's MOHABBATEIN. In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare's Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik's "Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai".

Ash's star continued to rise in 2002 working again with Sajay Leela Bhansali in 'Devdas'. 'Devdas' is the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture to ever receive a special screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India and the United States. Daily Variety's (06/12/02) Derek Elley describes 'Devdas' as "some of the most sumptuous production values in Bollywood history…" Elley describes Ash as "almost Audrey Hepburn-like", Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann says "I loved her in Devdas" and Julia Roberts calls her "the world's most beautiful woman".

2003 brought even more exciting opportunities. Ash became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Ash is also the latest member of the elite L'Oreal Dream Team, joining beauties Catherine Deneuve & Andie MacDowell as their international ambassador. She graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine. Time Magazine has also listed her on their list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today”. She has graced numerous covers worldwide including USA, UK, CHINA, RUSSIA, ISRAEL, UNITED EMERITES, ITALY, SPAIN and FRANCE. Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Hot List", Hello Magazine’s Most Attractive Women in the World”, Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, V-Life from Variety Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Harper’s & Queen and countless others.

2004 saw Aishwarya take on the leading role in her first English language film for Gurinder Chadha in “Bride & Prejudice”. She also became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London.
2005 started with appearances on “60 Minutes”, “David Letterman Show” and the most watched television program in the world the “Oprah Winfrey Show”; Aishwarya’s career continues to grow even stronger - she will soon be seen in Mistress of Spices for director Paul Berges, Jag Mundhra’s Provoked, Sanjay Gadhvi’s Dhoom 2 and legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis’s Last Legion opposite Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Queen of Bollywood is already becoming the talk of tinseltown and is currently in negotiations on two major motion pictures.


Filmography 1997 : Iruvar by Mani Ratnam (in Tamil) (Telugu title: Iddaru)

1997 : Aur Pyar Ho Gaya by Rahul Rawail

1998 : Jeans by S. Shankar (in Tamil)

1999 : Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Filmfare Best Actress Award)

1999 : Aa Ab Laut Chalein by Rishi Kapoor

1999 : Taal by Subhash Ghai

2000 : Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai by Satish Kaushik

2000 : Mohabbatein by Aditya Chopra (cameo)

2000 : Dhai Akshar Prem Ke by Raj Kanwa

2000 : Josh by Mansoor Khan

2000 : Kandukondain Kandukondain by Rajiv Menon (in Tamil)

2000 : Sanam Tere Hain Hum by Jayant Paranji (special appearance)

2001 : Albela by Deepak Sareen

2002 : Devdas by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Filmfare Best Actress Award)

2002 : Hum Kisise Kum Nahin by David Dhawan

2002 : Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam by K.S. Adiyaman (special appearance)

2002 : 23rd March 1931 : Shaheed by Guddu Dhanoa

2002 : Shakti (movie) by Krishna Vamshi (special appearance)

2003 : Kuch Na Kaho by Rohan Sippy

2002 : Nee Kidappen Njan Adippen: The Power by Krishna Vamshi

2003 : Dil Ka Rishta by Naresh Malhotra

2003 : Chokher Bali by Rituparno Ghosh (in Bengali)

2003 : Khakee by Rajkumar Santoshi

2004 : Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na by Samir Karnik

2004 : Bride and Prejudice by Gurinder Chadha (in English)

2004 : Raincoat by Rituparno Ghosh

2005 : Shabd by Leena Yadav

2005 : Bunty Aur Babli by Shaad Ali (special appearance)

2005 : The Heart of India by Ganapathy Bharat (in English)

2005 : Mistress of Spices by Paul Mayeda Berges (in English)

2006 : Provoked by Jagmohan Mundhra (in English) (filming)

2006 : Dhoom 2 by Sanjay Gadhvi (filming)

2006 : Umrao Jaan by J.P. Dutta (filming)

2006 : Singularity by Roland Joffé (in English)

2006 : Akbar-Jodha by Ashutosh Gowariker (pre-production)

2006 : The Last Legion by Doug Lefler (in English)

2006: "Chaos" by Coline Serreau (in English)

2006 : Indie Pop by Miko Reyes (pre-production)

2006 : Guru by Mani Ratnam (announced)