(2008) Aishwarya Rai – the dynamic actress of bollywood.
Aishwarya Rai is one of the most dynamic actresses of the present time. She had attracted attention of the viewers by winning beauty contests in India and abroad and then blending her beauty with powerful acting in bollywood films.
She was elegant in her role in Taal, opposite Akshay Khanna and Anil Kapoor, and the triangular love story became hit wih good music composed by AR Rehman, including songs like “isq bina”, etc. She got a challenging role in Hum dil de chuke sanam, opposite Salman Khan, where she was the daughter of music teacher. Salman Khan came to India from abroad to learn Indian classical music and while learning from the guru, he fell in love with Aishwarya. She had faced the criticisms of society which encouraged arranged marriages and was engaged with Ajay Devgan. The rural background of Rajasthan and songs like ‘hum dil de chuke sanam”, “dhol baje”, etc. all made significant contribution for the success of the film and Aishwaraya became a leading actress of bollywood.
She acted in successful films like Umrao jaan, in the same role in which Rekha had made significant impact 25 years back. The songs in the new version of Umrao Jaan was also appreciated. In contrast to her traditional docile image she had also acted in dashing roles like the one she played in Dhoom-2, opposite Hrithik Roshan where she displayed her westernized aggressive expressions. Her performance in item numbers have also being remembered by the audience like the one in Bunty aur Babli, with the song “kajra re”.
Aishwarya Rai had acted in a number of Hollywood films and the international recognition had led to building her wax image in Madam Tussadd’s museum in London along with Big B, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. She had modified herself according to the requirements of the films and that is the reason why she had got diverse roles like the one in the film Guru opposite her husband Abhishek Bacchan. This year one of the historical films titled Jodha-Akbar, is going to be released, where she is playing the historical role opposite Hrithik Roshan. The film-lovers have a lot of expectation from her and wish her to do even better in bollywood and Hollywood films.