Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai poised to become Hollywood star too

November 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, bachchan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Exclusive bollywood, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala | 1 Comment
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Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai poised to become Hollywood star tooStunning Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, who will be playing the adored Mumtaz Mahal in Ben Kingsley’s film on the Taj Mahal, celebrated her 34th birthday with her real-life “Shah” husband Jehan.

“It sounds so dramatic and romantic,” said Ash to reporter Subhash Jha of

“It’s nothing like that. I’m bringing it in with Abhishek, Ma and Pa. Abhishek was shooting an ad in Agra on Wednesday. So I joined him with Ma (mom-in-law Jaya Bachchan) and now Pa (father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan) has also joined us. So you could say it’s a perfect birthday by the Taj Mahal, though not quite at the Taj Mahal. Have you seen the crowds over there? We can’t risk going to the Taj Mahal, but it’s just a stone’s throw away. It’s a pity my parents couldn’t join us here in Agra.”

Aishwarya recently wrapped “The Pink Panther 2” with Steve Martin.

“I came back from the US from shooting ‘Pink Panther’ in time for Karwa Chauth. God knows how the cameras got our shots, probably from neighbor’s premise. We’re just leading our lives normally.”

Aishwarya is happy to be home in India.

“This is my first birthday after marriage and therefore a very special occasion. Spending time with the people I love is my greatest joy. I’m in a very happy place. And I don’t mean Agra. Just being with three people who mean so much to me makes my life complete. God has been kind. There’s great fulfillment in love and in being loved,  by not just my husband but his parents who are now my parents. We’re one family and we all love one another.”

Rai shared with reporter Subhash Jha that the new Taj Mahal film project with Ben Kingsley is worth the wait.

“On the first day of shooting ‘The Last Legion’ with him he walked up to me he said, ‘I’ve this idea.’ He told me about the Shah Jehan-Mumtaz Mahal film that he’d like to do.

You know how many Taj Mahal scripts have come my way? I told Ben there have been many occasions when this subject has come to me. But there was something exceptionally interesting about the way he approached the subject. And yes, the whole process of discussing the subject with him was participative….But earlier this year he confirmed it was on… I’m looking forward to working with Sir Ben again.”


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  1. I reckon soon Ash will have a star on Hollywood Boulevard – she deserves it as well!!

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