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Showing posts with label aishwarya rai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aishwarya rai. Show all posts

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Several Bollywood beauties attended the 'godh bharai' (baby shower) ceremony of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan yesterday at their residence in suburban Mumbai.

The Bachchans hosted a grand ceremony for their daughter-in-law Aishwarya, where several actresses came in to shower their blessings.

Aishwarya's husband actor Abhishek, who was busy shooting for Bol Bachchan in Jaipur, took a day off for the ceremony while his sister Shweta also flew down from Delhi for this big event.

Those, who attended the ceremony include Asha Parekh, Sonali Bendre, Saroj Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Manyata Dutt, Vaibhavi Merchant, Bipasha Basu, Urmila Matondkar, Shaina NC and others.

"I went to give in my good wishes and blessings to Aishwarya and her family. It is lovely to see a glowing mother," Shaina told PTI.

The proud daddy Abhishek was overwhelmed with the blessings pouring in from all quarters for the baby.

"Good morning everyone. Thank you so much for all the wishes for Aishwarya on her Godh Bharai. Read out some of your messages to her," Abhishek wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"So after a day filled with tradition, indian customs and LADIES It's back to work. Gotta start PLAYING again for PLAYERS!," he said.

Aishwarya's due date is next month and the entire Bachchan family is set to welcome the new member.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Amitabh Bachchan seems to have already stolen the IIFA thunder. The legendary actor has declared on Twitter that his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is expecting.

Highly placed sources have revealed that Bachchan learnt about Aishwarya's pregnancy almost a month ago, but decided to keep it under wraps till today, as the IIFA fever was to hit the media circuits.

To substantiate, on June 16, Abhishek had dropped a hint at the media on Twitter, "Big B on the House! With a "little" support from junior (sic)."

Also, Amitabh with his PR machinery, had plans to go full on with the actor's interviews promoting 'Bbuddaah Hoga Tera Baap,' during the IIFA events.

Bachchans had declared, almost a month ago, about their supposed absence from the IIFA, the event, which was once spearheaded by the Bachchans, with Big B as its the ambassador.

"Aishwarya expecting, is a bigger news and will be a talk of town during the IIFA too. As even without Bachchan family's absence, their presence will be felt throughout. I must say, it is a sweet revenge by Bachchans," adds a renowned film critic and a trade analyst .

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Recognising true talent in cinema, the Zee Cine Awards held last night awarded Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai the leading awards in Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) categories for their film ‘Guzaarish’. And even though Salman Khan’s film ‘Dabangg’ grabbed maximum awards, the actor failed to bag a single trophy as the Best Actor (Popular Choice) was bagged by his foe Shah Rukh for ‘My Name is Khan’.

As for Dabangg, the film won Best Film, Best Debut Female to Sonakshi Sinha, Best Debutant Director to Abhinav Kashyap, Best Song to Munni Badnaam Hui and Best Music to Sajid-Wajid.

The Zee Cine Awards, the largest people’s choice awards has always lived up to its image of being the truest platform for awarding deserving candidates and the 2011 edition of awards was no different.

Ecstatic over winning the best actor award, Hrithik Roshan said, “This movie is very special to me because of its message. It is the suffering, weaknesses, and misery in our life that become the wind beneath our wings.”

Aishwarya Rai thanked her mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali and said, “This is a very special film for me. I’ve always had career milestones with Sanjay’s movies – from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ to ‘Devdas’ and now ‘Guzaarish’.”

The Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan and talented actress Vidya Balan won the awards for the Best Actor and Actress in popular choice category for their films ‘My Name Is Khan’ and ‘Ishqiya’ respectively.

Vidya was at her wittiest best after she received the award. The pretty actress said, "If I’d known that swearing, shooting a gun, and having an affair with two men would get me an award, I would have done it five years ago.”.”

SRK looked idealistic while receiving the award and said, "I promise everyone here that I will work very, very hard and make sure that... at the end of my life and at the end of my career, I am deserving of all that you have given me.”

Karan Johar won the Best Director Award in the popular award category for SRK starrer ‘My Name Is Khan’, while filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane won the Best Director Award adjudicated by the Jury.

The star studded evening held in Singapore saw the Bollywood bigwigs set the stage on fire. SRK, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone and handsome hunk Arjun Rampal sizzled with their performances.

Shah Rukh asked Hrithik and his wife Suzanne to get to the stage and made the ‘Guzaarish’ star dance to ‘Sajda’.

Priyanka Chopra too had put up a brilliant show by introducing each of the Best Film nominees by enacting characters from the films.

Akshay Kumar, the host for the evening was accompanied by director Sajid Khan. The superstar kickstarted the ceremony by taking potshots at himself. He requested the audience to maintain a minute’s silence to pay condolence to his film ‘Action Replayy’ which proved to be a dud at the Box Office.

The actor-director duo did not spare anyone. They cracked jokes at hotties Katrina Kaif for her Hindi accent and Deepika Padukone for her choice of airlines.

The starry evening was one of its kinds and an event worth treasuring.


Best Actor (Male) Jury Choice

Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish)

Best Actor (Female) Jury Choice

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Guzaarish)

Best Film Jury Choice


Best Director Jury Choice

Vikramaditya Motwane (Udaan)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Arjun Rampal - Raajneeti

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Prachi Desai - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)

Boman Irani - Well Done Abba

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)

Ronit Roy - Udaan

Most Promising Debut Director

Abhinav Kashyap - Dabangg

Most Promising Debut (Male)

Ranvir Singh - Band Baaja Baaraat

Most Promising Debut (Female)

Sonakshi Sinha - Dabangg

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Mohit Chauhan - Pee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Richa Sharma - Sajda (My Name Is Khan)

Best Story

Karan Johar - Shibani Bathija (My Name Is khan)

Best Music

Sajid-Wajid - Dabangg

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Rumours related to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have again started making the rounds. The rumours, this time, are related to her pregnancy not in India but in Dubai.

But rumours have become such a routine affair for Aishwarya that she does not even clarify them. We presume that she chooses to laugh it off.

Ash had some interviews scheduled in Dubai, but they were cancelled at the last moment leading to speculation among the small community of Indian journalists in the Middle East.

" Unless it is a case of dodgy Indian curries that is slowly but surely emanating, the rumour mills are grinding to grist the possibility of a classic Ash diva tantrum because she is pregnant," quoted the local newspaper in Dubai.

Sources had informed the newspaper that Ash was not well and hence had cancelled the said interviews. This is not the first time that the buzz about her pregnancy hasreached us.

Had we believed in all these gossips Ash and Abhishek should have had a few babies by now. We guess we should leave the couple alone and give them the benefit of doubt and the honour to make the announcement themselves.

After all, their marriage was the biggest ever in Bollywood and when the Bachchans will confirm any such news it would surely be the biggest one, too.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Today, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 37 who born on 1st November 1973, is an Indian actress and former Miss World. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a model and gained fame after winning the Miss World title in 1994. During her career, Rai has acted in over 40 movies in Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali, which include a number of international productions.


Rai made her movie debut in Mani Ratnam's Tamil film, Iruvar (1997) and had her first commercial success in the Tamil movie Jeans (1998). She came to the attention of Bollywood in the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Her performance in the film won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award. In 2002 she appeared in Bhansali's next project, Devdas (2002), for which she won her second Filmfare Best Actress Award.


Rai was born in Mangalore to Krishnaraj Rai and Vrinda Rai. She has one elder brother, Aditya Rai, who is an engineer in the merchant navy and has also co-produced one of Rai's movies, Dil Ka Rishta (2003). At an early age her parents moved to Mumbai where she attended the Arya Vidya Mandir high school in Santa Cruz. Rai then entered Jai Hind College at Churchgate for one year, and then moved to Ruparel College in Matunga to finish her HSC studies. She planned to become an architect, and started studying architecture, but gave up her education to pursue a career in modelling.


Aishwarya is Hindu and deeply religious. Her favourite temple is a 200-year-old Lord Ganesha Temple. In 1999 Aishwarya began dating Bollywood actor Salman Khan; their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Rai cited "abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity" on the part of Khan as a reason for ending their relationship.However, in a 2009 Times of India article titled "Salman didn't hit Ash!" Khan denied ever beating her: "It's not true that I hit a woman."

Rai is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan. After much speculation concerning their relationship, their engagement was announced on 14 January 2007. The announcement was later confirmed by his father Amitabh Bachchan. The couple got married on 20 April 2007 according to traditional Hindu rites of the South Indian Bunt community, to which she belongs. Token North Indian and Bengali ceremonies were also performed. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence "Prateeksha" in Juhu, Mumbai. Though the wedding was a private affair intended for the Bachchan and Rai families and friends, the involvement of the media turned it into a national extravaganza. They have been cited as a supercouple in the Indian media. Rai has been very close to her family and lived with them in Bandra, Mumbai until her marriage


In 2006, Rai starred in J P Dutta's Umrao Jaan, a second film adaptation of the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada (1905), written by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. She portrayed courtesan and poetess by the same name from 19th century Lucknow. The film was a critical and commercial failure, though Rai's work was generally well received. Critic Taran Adarsh wrote, "Aishwarya Rai looks ethereal. She has looked heavenly and performed so convincingly. She emotes through her expressive eyes and the consistency in her performance is evident from start to end".Later that year she appeared as a master thief, Sunheri, in Yash Raj Films's Dhoom 2 directed by Sanjay Gadhvi, with an ensemble cast of Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Uday Chopra. The film turned out to be a blockbuster and became the highest grossing film of the year in India, earning revenues of over Rs 770 million domestically.The film also sparked a controversy for a scene containing a kiss between her and Hrithik Roshan. However, Rai's performance in the film received mostly negative reviews with a reviewer on writing, "Ash's character too is all gloss and no depth. You seldom feel any tension in her behaviour and expressions as she accompanies the master thief on potentially dangerous missions. Sunehri enters the film nearly 50 minutes after its opening in a disguise. In no time, she is wearing the flimsiest of clothes. Once she opens her mouth—and she does it two minutes after appearing in the film—she spoils the image. There is no sensuality anymore, and half an hour later, one wonders what made the master thief fall for her." Nonetheless, her performance earned her a sixth nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

In 2007, she appeared in Mani Ratnam's Guru as Sujata. Speculated to be based on the life of Indian businessman Dhirubhai Ambani, it was a rag to richesstory about an ambitious small town man who ends up as the owner of the biggest corporation in India. The film was premièred at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, making it the first Indian film to have a mainstream international premiere in Canada. The film was critically acclaimed and performed well at the box office. Critical reception for Rai was mixed. While Nikhat Kazmi from The Times of India wrote that she is "just okay and fails to register the growth in her character",'s Raja Sen described it as "arguably her finest performance, visible especially when she takes over the film's climax." Rai got her seventh Filmfare nomination for Best Actress for the role. In the same year she starred in Jag Mundhra's British film Provoked as Kiranjit Ahluwalia (an NRI woman who killed her abusive husband after facing severe domestic violence) alongside Naveen Andrews. The film was panned by critics and was also a commercial failure, though Rai received positive reviews from critics. In the same year she appeared as a female Indian warrior from Kerala named Mira in Doug Lefler's epic film The Last Legion alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth and Thomas Sangster. The film was a critical failure.

In 2008, she starred alongside Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama Jodhaa Akbar, a partly fictionalised account of the life of Muslim Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, played by Roshan and his Hindu wife Jodha Bai, played by Rai. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning revenues of over Rs 590 million domestically. Rai's performance in the film was praised by critics, with Rajeev Masand writing, "Aishwarya Rai is wonderfully restrained and uses her eyes expertly to communicate so much, making this one of her finest outings on screen".She earned her eighth nomination for Best Actress at the Filmfare for her performance. Later that year she co-starred with husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan in Ram Gopal Verma's Sarkar Raj, a sequel to his previous film Sarkar. She played the CEO of a major power company proposing to establish a new power plant in rural Maharashtra.

In 2009 she appeared in Harald Zwart's spy comedy film The Pink Panther 2 playing the role of criminology expert, Sonia Solandres. Like its predecessor, the sequel received negative reviews from critics and did a moderate business of $75,871,032 worldwide. In 2010, she collaborated with Mani Ratnam for a bilingual, with both versions featuring Rai portraying a character based on the goddess Sita. Both films were shot simultaneously, with Rai's role being one of the only roles which were played by the same performer in both versions.Though her portrayal of Ragini in both languages were praised, the Hindi Raavan alongside Abhishek Bachchan failed commercially, whilst the Tamil Raavanan, became a massive success.

On October 1, 2010, she appeared with Rajinikanth in the Tamil film Enthiran, directed by S. Shankar which has become the biggest blockbuster in India ever. She will also appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish opposite Hrithik Roshan, Vipul Shah's Action Replay opposite Akshay Kumar, Abhinay Deo's next film produced by Farhan Akhtar and Vishal Bharadwaj's next directorial venture.

In 2009 Rai was awarded the Padma Shri for her contributions to Indian cinema. In the same year she refused to accept the second-highest Order Of France, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as her father was suffering from serious illness, and she wanted her whole family to attend the award function. She is only the fourth Indian actor after Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das and Shahrukh Khan to be chosen for an Order Of France. In June 2009, she was declared the Female Star of The Decade at the tenth International Indian Film Academy Awards held in Macau.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Bollywood action hero, Akshay Kumar with  hot Aishwarya Rai will be seen in a new movie "Action Replayy". In the movie Akshay will be seen driving an Impala, and the two of them will be interacting with their fans and educating them on the art of wooing a girl while on a drive.

Akshay has been seen in a retro avatar. The idea for the drive was given by Akshay, Aishwarya and producer Vipul Shah as they felt that this would be the most appealing thing to the audiences.

While speaking to the media, Vipul said “We felt that the charm of retro can’t be conveyed convincingly in mere words or visuals. It would make a bigger impact if we show it to the people.

Vipul added “In our film, I also used an open convertible Dodge Impala in bright red. So we just might bring it back as its colour will add significantly to the overall impact of Akshay and Aishwarya’s drive,”.

Speaking about Aishwarya, Vipul said, “I think this entire ‘Diva’ thing attached to Ash is just a media perceived image. She is very simple and down to earth”

Vipul also told us that even though Aishwarya Rai was considered to be the most beautiful woman, she remains untouched by all the success and glory, and is just as simple as she first started.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


While smoking is not entirely prohibited in our films, but Aishwarya Rai plays a nurse in the film. A health worker shown smoking may not be a good start for the film.

According to source, "Aishwarya is not really smoking in Guzaarish. It's a very cute, funny and a very beautiful sequence where she is trying to smoke when she doesn't know how to. Aishwarya has never been shown smoking on screen. But it's not a sequence propagating smoking. Everyone who has seen it so far has reacted very positively to it."

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Now we could see Aishwarya Rai Bachchan showing her performance in her Up Comming Movie With Ben Stiller: There’s a strong rumour in the industry that Aishwarya Rai is set to do a film with Hollywood comedian Ben Stiller soon. Ash, who has worked with a number of international stars and also did a photoshoot with Kate Winslet recently, is reported to be in contention for bagging the lead role in a film that Stiller wants to do in India.

Incidentally, even Sonam Kapoor was said to be under consideration for a similar project with Ben Stiller. But she hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet. Now, it remains to be seen if Ash will wrest the part from her. If you recall, Ash was also in talks with Michael Douglas for a Hollywood project to be shot in India. However, owing to Douglas’s dwindling health and his diagnosis of throat cancer, that project looks as good as shelved.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hritik & Aishwarya are coming together with Sanjay Leela Bhanali's "Guzaarish". The first schedule for the film began in July 2009. The production was completed in April, 2010.

As usual Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a different story for the audiance, the story is about A Married Nurse[Aishwarya Rai ] & a paraplegic, wheelchair-using patient [Hrithik Roshan], its about how the nurse falls in love with her patient, and the story takes turns.

Aditya Roy Kapoor is playing the role of Aishwarya Rai’s husband in the movie, their is another face Monikangana Dutta staring in the movie.

“Hrithik has also sung a song in "Guzaarish". His singing is improving day by day and he has sung so well that it’s even better than the song he sung in ‘Kites’,”