Roberts are the best examples who are still commanding
good roles and projects.
Hence in such a situation, straddling two horses is
quite a Himalayan task in the Indian context and Aishwarya
Rai has nonetheless done it with graceful aplomb.
Of course, her career graph has not been on an even
keel and is punctuated with rough patches. Media, critics
and industry folks have always managed to go in for
a ginormous magnifier with Xn
magnification when it
comes to scanning Aishwarya Rai. In other words, the
bar always goes several notches up for this beautiful
lady. She is constantly criticized for her fashion faux-pas,
her costumes, the styles or the lack of it, her talks
more so her giggles and so on. A miniscule swell of
flab anywhere in her body becomes the talk of the town.
Her dressing sense at Cannes Film festival received
more flak than pride that should have arisen for an
Indian representation at an international event. Her
acting skills are the topics of discussion and her personal
life is also not spared. It would not be an exaggerated
statement to say that no other artist, in contemporary
times, in the film industry, had come under such a severe
Despite all these predicaments, Aishwarya Rai manages
to be one of the top actresses in India and her popularity
in the global segment also cannot be questioned. She
was also featured in Hollywood ventures, though they
did not get her the required acclaim. She continues
to endorse prestigious national and international brands
and commands a huge fan following all over the globe.
She is also the most ‘searched’ or ‘googled’
personality. In the recently released Endhiran, her
ravishing looks have been much appreciated and age seems
to have ‘paused’ with Aishwarya Rai.
On her filmi career, she has appeared in 5 fine films
of 2010, 2 in Tamil – Raavanan and Endhiran and
3 in Hindi – Raavan, Action Replayy and Guzarish
and her performance in these films are also widely appreciated.
She still is the most coveted and sought after actress
and film makers don’t shy away from casting her
in an Aishwarya-centric roles despite her age and marital
On the personal front, she has managed to remain a good
partner for Abhishek Bachchan and their marriage is
replete with verve and color. The duo seemed to be very
much in love which was evident in the recently held
chat show of Karan Johar. She is also said to be taking
an active part in the activities of her Pa Amitabh Bachchan’s
ABCL and the Bachchans present themselves as one big
unified family in any social event.
To stay in the limelight brazing all oddities and that
too with cool composure requires excellent vigor and
Aishwarya Rai seems to have it all. This article is
definitely not aimed at singing hosannas of her but
just to state that she be judged or analyzed in an unbiased
fashion and be given the credence that she deserves.
After all, her dedication and sincerity besides her
ethereal looks have brought her to her present stature
and she has certainly broken the Indian belief that
married actresses don’t have star value. Here
is wishing Aishwarya all the best in her endeavors and
many more successful years!
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