Aishwarya Rai - Wikipedia
Abhishek Bachchan said it was during Umraao Jaan that he fell in love with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Could you begin by explaining your relationship with Aishwarya Rai? Whichever field she has gone into so far -- whether it is modelling or Miss World Abhishek's mother Jaya Bachchan is, I believe, a dignified lady. . nephew's grapdmother's secont cousin's daughter's grandson's girlfriend's husband!. Bollywood couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan make us believe in They started dating each other and were quite satisfied.
They are first cousins. Aishwarya was brought up in Bombay right from childhood.
Abhishek-Aishwarya love story: A recap
Did she stay with you when she came to Mangalore? My wife's family house was there earlier it has now been razedshe used to stay there. Nowadays, because she is quite busy, she is not able to come often for every occasion.
You have had a very bad experience with the media. Would you like to talk about that? When Aishwarya's marriage was fixed with Abhishek, all our family members in Mangalore were very happy. This news of their relationship was going on since a long time and people were asking with us about it. When we received confirmed news from Bombay about this, we were so happy.
When the media approached us, we shared the happy occasion with them. But the way some of the media presented this information has hurt us and all our family members.
Abhishek, Aishwarya get engaged
Thereafter, we thought it is better not respond too much to the media. We have almost completely stopped interacting with the media; we are afraid of saying anything because we don't know how what we say will be presented on television. Whatever has happened has pained us a lot. Could you tell me some more about Ms Rai -- about some time when all of you went out together or about some wedding or what she enjoys most about being in Mangalore?
How she interacts with the family? Whenever she joined any of our family functions, she was so good, so simple.
She was just like the rest of our family members. That's why we feel so close to her. I really appreciate this aspect of her nature -- she is so familiar, so close, so affectionate, so lovable. All her family members are very happy with these aspects of her nature. What does she call you? She calls me Anna. What does she call your wife?
Have you visited her in Mumbai? Yes, during her brother's wedding about two years ago, we were there for a few days in Bombay. What do you feel about this match? See, both Aishwarya and Abhishek have proved their success in the film line.
Both are very popular. I feel it is a good match. As I understand, Abhishek is also a very good mannered and dignified person. He is the son of a great film personality, Amitabh Bachchanji. We are all ardent followers of Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek's mother Jaya Bachchan is, I believe, a dignified lady.
All of us here in Mangalore are happy about the alliance and this marriage. The Bachchan family is a very respectable family and Amitabh Bachchan is a very highly successful person in his field. Film critic Sukanya Verma praised Rai's decision to star in the film and added that she "conveys the turmoil and pain of a rape victim well.
But it is her transition from an emotional wreck trying to gather the broken pieces of her life back together that is amazing. Rai's role was that of Megha Shankar, the daughter of Amitabh Bachchan 's character who commits suicide after realising that her father will not accept her romance with one of his students played by Shah Rukh Khan. Despite earning mixed reviews from film critics, Mohabbatein emerged as the second highest-grossing film of the year and earned Rai a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Upon release, both the film and her performance received mostly negative reviews; Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama criticised the film and mentioned Rai as "plastic in some scenes". The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and was featured by Time in their listing of the "10 best films of the millennium". The film tells the story of five constables embroiled in a mystery surrounding a terrorist attack; Rai's role was that of Mahalakshmi, a gun moll.
While filming for Khakee, Rai was accidentally hit by a running car, which resulted in the fracture of her left foot. The film received positive to mixed comments from critics, but failed commercially.
International film critics expressed mixed views on Rai's performance as the Punjabi version of Elizabeth Bennet; a review carried by The New York Times mentioned her as "radiantly beautiful but inert",  while Rolling Stone noted that "she is a world-class hottie with talent to match, as she proves in her first English-speaking role".
Henry 's The Gift of the Magi. What is more, she seems to have made an earnest effort to emote, using less of her body and limbs and more of her face, and eyes in particular". Rai at the Cannes Film Festival Rai next co-starred alongside Sanjay Dutt and Zayed Khan in the adult drama Shabdwhich tells the story of an author who convinces his wife to pursue an illicit relationship with a younger man in research for his next book.
The film received predominantly negative reviews and proved a commercial failure. And that's about it. She is like that picture postcard you get when what you were actually waiting for is a letter. It's very beautiful to look at, but is of no use because it says nothing. Rai played the titular role, a character famously played by Rekha in the first film adaptation of the novel. Reviewers, while comparing the film to its previous adaptation, were critical of the film as well as of Rai's performance.
BBC noted, "While only Aishwarya could emulate the grace and poise of Rekha, she doesn't quite capture the intensity of Umrao's abiding melancholy", adding that "Rai's incandescent beauty and artistry [.
You seldom feel any tension in her behaviour and expressions. 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.
A fictionalised biography of businessman Dhirubhai AmbaniGuru tells the rag to riches story of an uneducated man who builds a multinational corporation.
The film met with international critical acclaim and emerged as a box-office success. Rai next starred alongside Naveen Andrews and Miranda Richardson in Jag Mundhra 's independent British drama Provokedas the real-life character of Kiranjit Ahluwaliaa non-resident Indian who murders her husband after suffering years of domestic abuse.
Rai convincingly goes through the various stages of shock, bewilderment, remorse and finally vindication". The film narrates a partly fictionalised account of a marriage of convenience between the Mughal emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar played by Hrithik Roshan and the Rajput princess Jodha Bai played by Rai.
Rajeev Masand noted, "Aishwarya Rai is wonderfully restrained and uses her eyes expertly to communicate so much, making this one of her finest outings on screen". The film was a critical and commercial success, with praise directed to the performances of the three leads. Her role was that of Ragini modeled on Sitathe heroine of Ramayanaa woman married to the superintendent of policewho is kidnapped by a bandit.
The Hindi version Raavan and the Tamil version Raavanan of the film were shot simultaneously and Rai played the same role in both the film versions. At the time of release, Enthiran was the most expensive Indian film production and eventually emerged as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
Rai's final film of was the drama Guzaarish ; her third collaboration with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Hrithik Roshan. Rai's role was that of Sophia D'Souza, Mascarenas' nurse, who is abused by her alcoholic husband. Due to her and Bhansali's prior associations, Rai agreed to the project before reading its script. The Telegragh described it to be "one of Aishwarya Rai's best performances" and The Times of India summarised, "Aishwarya is a stunning picture of fire and grace, walking away with certain scenes by her sheer vitality.