Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan begins her comeback journey with 'Jazbaa'

Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, Jan 14 : Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, who is all set to begin her Bollywood comeback journey with Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa', met the entire team at a script reading session in Mumbai recently.

Speaking to media persons on the occasion, Aishwarya, who will be seen on the silver screen after a gap of five years post-pregnancy, said, "We are here, the team of 'Jazbaa' having our initial readings together as a team, and I am very excited to work with Sanjay."

Talking about the film, director Sanjay Gupta said it would be a very entertaining and thrilling film.

Aishwarya Rai launches Longines store in Mumbai

Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, Dec 5 : Aishwarya Rai, who has been associated with Longines brand for 15 years, recently launched their new boutique store in Mumbai.

While talking to the media persons, the 41-year old actress said, "I believe elegance is innate. I think that's what speaks volume about the personality of the individual."

The 'Jodhaa Akbar' star looked chic in a black leather collared Gucci number with knee-high boots, also by Gucci.

Rai is married to Abhishek Bachchan since 2007. (ANI)

I make her look good: Abhishek on Ash

Abhishek-AshCannes, May 23 : Abhishek Bachchan seems to have fallen in love with his wife all over again. The actor, who joined the former beauty queen in the French Riviera, quips "I make her look good".

At the amfAR gala here Thursday night, the star couple made a stunning appearance, with Abhishek dressed in all black and Aishwarya making a style statement in an elegant shimmering gown. Picture perfect, Bollywood's star couple made for a cosy and romantic eye-in-eye candid photograph at the gala.

Aishwarya's Cannes look leaves hubby's 'eyes wide open'

Aishwarya-RaiShimla, May 21 : Aishwarya Rai's glittering gold attire teamed with bold red lips at the red carpet of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, left her husband and actor Abhishek Bachchan's "eyes wide open".

Dressed in a gold Roberto Cavalli off-shoulder gown, Aishwarya's curves looked perfect as she walked the red carpet at the ongoing movie gala in the French Riviera Tuesday. Her soft curls and red lips added to the glam look and Abhishek simply couldn't take his eyes off her while sitting in Shimla.

Now Aishwarya to walk Cannes red carpet May 20

Aishwarya-RaiMumbai, May 17 :  Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who missed the first of her two scheduled appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France, will now take to the red carpet at the gala May 20.

The actress' official spokesperson posted on Twitter Saturday: "Today Aishwarya will be shooting an ad and doing media interactions. On the red carpet on (May) 20, 21 and AMFAR on (May) 22."

Aishwarya to miss Cannes gala appearance Friday

Aishwarya-RaiMumbai, May 16 : Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was scheduled to make the first of two appearances at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival Friday, will not be able to walk the red carpet due to an air traffic controllers' strike in France.

Aishwarya represents global cosmetics brand L'Oréal Paris at the annual gala.

"Aishwarya's flight from London to Nice was delayed and hence she hasn't been able to reach Cannes as planned. With the latest development, the L'Oréal Paris team is making arrangements for Aishwarya to walk the red carpet on an alternate day," said a statement.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among UNHWI investors to secure UAE property

Aishwarya-Rai-BachchanDubai, April 23 : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of many ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UNHWI) who are securing property in Dubai, it has been revealed.

Reports are that about 26 percent of the private wealth of the UHNWI's is spent on properties in the Middle East, and which includes film stars from India like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, Gulf News reported.

Aishwarya, Vidya most searched on Google

Aishwarya-VidyaNew Delhi, March 7 : Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has topped the list of 20 most searched successful Indian women on Google followed by Vidya Balan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, an official statement said.

Former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi also features among the top ten, revealed a Google search trend result Friday.

The list was revealed after a two-month analysis between Jan-Feb 2014.

"On the occasion of Women's Day, Google search trends reveal who are the most searched 20 successful Indian women. Kiran Bedi is still among the top 10 most searched Indian women," a statement said.

Aishwarya in 'Kajra re' inspires Jacqueline

Jacqueline-FernandezMumbai, July 2 : Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez took inspiration from Aishwarya Rai's work in "Kajra re" song for her item number "Jadu ki jhappi" in "Ramaiya Vastavaiya".

Jacqueline dons desi avatar for the song choreographed by Prabhudheva, who is also the director of the movie.

Aishwarya, Sonam, Freida to walk Cannes red carpet

Aishwarya-Sonam-FreidaNew Delhi, May 3 : Indian actresses Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Freida Pinto will walk the red carpet at the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival on different occasions. They will sport looks inspired by Bollywood's different eras.

The trio will walk as brand ambassadors of beauty brand L'Oreal Paris, which completes 16 years as the official make-up artist for the Cannes film fest. With the gala celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema this year, L'Oreal Paris will commemorate the occasion with L’Or Sunset, a new make-up line.

This Italian writer has an Aishwarya connection

This Italian writer has an Aishwarya connectionNew Delhi, Feb 1 - The Taj Mahal, actress Aishwarya Rai and Alexander the Great bind famous Italian archaeologist-historian, television presenter and novelist Valerio Massimo Manfredi to India - a country whose heritage he finds iconic.

Manfredi is the author of "The Last Legion", a 2007 Hollywood production starring Colin Firth, Aishwarya and Ben Kingsley.

Bhandarkar denies approaching any actress for 'Heroine

Madhur Bhandarkar, Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, July 12 : Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who went into "shock and depression" after his ambitious project "Heroine" was indefinitely postponed following the announcement of lead actress Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy, has slammed reports that he has approached a new actress for the role.

"Speculations in the media of me approaching actresses for my film HEROINE are totally baseless!!!," Bhandarkar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Ash, Madhur issues sorted out: Big B

Madhur Bhandarkar, Aishwarya RaiAhmedabad, July 8 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has for the first time spoken out about the controversy that arose after the shooting of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine" was halted following the news of Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy. The actor says that the issues have been sorted out.

"It is the matter between Aishwarya and the producers of the film. I can't comment on it. They have sorted out the issues between them," Amitabh told reporters here Friday. He was here to promote his film "Bbuddah... Hoga Teraa Baap".

Pregnancy clause: Film frat divided on the issue

Aishwarya RaiMumbai, July 7 : The stalling of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine" after it became known that lead actress Aishwarya Rai was expecting has stoked a debate on introducing a pregnancy clause in film contracts. Some feel it should be there, while others like Sushmita Sen and Ram Gopal Varma oppose it.

Aishwarya's pregnancy came as a big blow to Bhandarkar's ambitious project and he said he was "shocked" and "depressed" after the film was put on the backburner.

'Heroine' postponed indefinitely

Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, June 28 : The news of Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy cast doubts over the completion of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine", in which she was playing the lead role. Putting an end to all speculations, the film's producer UTV has now clarified that shooting has been delayed till further notice.

"We would like to put an end to the speculative and factually incorrect stories that are doing the rounds on 'Heroine', and to clarify the position on the film once and for all," said an official statement from the production house.

UTV yet to decide fate of Ash-starrer 'Heroine'

Madhur Bhandarkar, Aishwarya RaiMumbai, June 25 : UTV, the producer of Madhur Bhandarkar's next "Heroine", seems to be completely flummoxed by the news of their lead actress Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy and they are yet to decide how to go about with the film.

Recent media reports said there have been rounds of meetings in the last couple of days between Aishwarya, Madhur and UTV chief executive officer Ronnie Screwvala on whether to defer the film or shelve it.

Big B justifies announcing Ash's pregnancy online

Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, June 25 : An excited grandfather-to-be Amitabh Bachchan announced his daughter-in-law Aishwarya's pregnancy on Twitter and came under flak for it. But the megastar has justified the move.

"I burn with the desire of my love and affection of my EF (extended family). They are my little world that feeds and expresses and holds me, embraces me with the warmth and care as that of a mother with her new born," Big B posted on his blog Bigb. bigadda. com.

From model to motherhood - Aishwarya's fairytale journey

Aishwarya RaiNew Delhi, June 25 : For would-be mommy Aishwarya Rai, it was a fairy tale jouney into the world of glamour after winning the Miss World title in 1994. And now the internationally acclaimed actress is all set to enjoy motherhood.

Ash first became a rage when she teamed up with Aamir Khan and Mahima Chaudhary in a coke ad in 1993. As soon as it hit the screens, Ash became a star and the next year she partcipated in the Miss India contest and won the first runner-up title.

Hema Malini won't mind giving 'Dream Girl' tag to Ash

Aishwarya RaiMumbai, June 24 : She has carried the Dream Girl tag for decades but now Hema Malini is ready to part with it and says she won't mind transferring it to Aishwarya Rai.

"Today, all the heroines are above the Dream Girl tag. Each girl is so beautiful. They have made their name in such a big way, specially Aishwarya. I think I will give this tag to her. But not for free. She would have to buy it from me," joked the
62-year-old actress.

Salman congratulates Abhi-Ash on pregnancy

Aishwarya Rai, Salman KhanMumbai, June 23 : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's former boyfriend Salman Khan congratulated her and her hubby Abhishek Bachchan as they were expecting their first child.

"I would like to congratulate Mr. Bachchan that he is going to become a grandfather and also Abhishek and Aishwarya. I hope they make a whole football team," Salman told reporters here at an event to launch a Blackberry application.

In 1999, Aishwarya began dating Salman and their relationship was often reported in the media until the couple separated in 2001. Aishwarya married Abhishek April 20, 2007.(IANS)

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