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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Happy birthday Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Top 20 quotes from the birthday girl

She has defined beauty and elegance for more than two decades now and is also one of the most famous Indian celebs abroad. Much like father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a name to reckon with - both inside the Hindi film industry and outside. Aishwraya turns 44 on Wednesday.

Ash rose to fame after winning Miss World pageant. She has done some memorable roles in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Guru, Chokher Bali and Devdas. She was recently seen in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and is currently working on Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Fanney Khan along side Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao.

To mark her 43rd birthday, we bring her best quotes:-
(1)   'Please do not spoil me anymore with personal gifts ... all your love truly overwhelms me, love you too!'

(2)  'Compete with Amitabh Bachchan on acting! Forget it. And Abhishek is my hubby and I, like any Indian wife, can only be proud of his achievements.'

(3) 'Whenever such a moment comes, you all will get to know. But please don’t speculate till then.'

(4) 'Women in the industry have been exploited very often, but there are some actors who believe that the short cut to stardom is through nudity.'

(5)  'No one wants to believe me, that I fell down the stairs. First they call me a woman of substance ... how can they now make me look like such a doormat?' [On Salman beating her]

(6)  'I know for a fact that if there’s a role which I am suited for, I’ll be signed on. I’ll never go begging.'

(7) 'I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.'

(8) 'Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today’s crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.'

(9)  'I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.'

(10)  'My family is my strength and my weakness.'

(11)  'She (Mother, Brinda Rai) is the nucleus of my existence; who has gently molded me, shaped me, picked me up when I’ve been down, has faith in me and taught me to be the very best version of me that I can be.'

(12)  'God has given me plenty of reasons to smile and I feel it’s time to spread it around.'

(13)  It’s splendid, it’s inescapable...the bliss is just wonderful. A smile from my daughter and that’s it.' (Ash on her daughter Aaradhya)

(14) 'I have openly told David Dhawan that his film (Albela) is like a vacation for me, a paid holiday.'

(15) 'It’s strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik. In fact, he’s approached me for all his home productions.'

(16) 'I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.'

(17)   'A lot of actors have kissed before that movie, they continue to kiss on screen till this very minute, but public display is not that common in Indian culture. Even our actors, it’s very rare that actors look comfortable in our cinema on screen kissing.'Ash on her Dhoom 2 kiss..

(18)  'I don’t know why beauty is attached only to women. I don’t believe it’s gender specific or even species specific.'

(19) 'I come from an academic background. For me to not pursue a professional course but choose movies as a career was a serious decision, not just a frivolous walk through showbiz.'

(20)  'By not looking at the world through the gender glass. It’s extremely important to be comfortable in your skin. Be your best friend. You need to be brutally honest with yourself. Have a deep sense of conviction whatever your choices. Believe in the strength of ‘no’ because ‘yes’ is just the easiest way around.'

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