Birthday Special: Unknown Facts About Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Featured-AishOne of the world’s most beautiful women turned 41 today but age failed to age her. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is still a stunner. Now, after losing oodles of weight, she is looking extremely ravishing. That’s what determination does to you and for you. On her birthday today, we decided to tell you certain facts that you might not be aware of about her.

1. Aishwarya never wanted to become an actress. In fact, she wanted to pursue medicine. Her favourite subject was Zoology and she was a meritorious student. But after modelling happened by accident, acting soon followed.

2. Aishwarya Rai is the first Indian to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in America.

3. Aishwarya‘s first commercial was for Camlin pencils when she was only in standard IX.

4. Aishwarya is the first Bollywood actress to get a wax statue hosted at Madam Tussauds. She joined her father-in-law’s statue soon enough.

5. As a young model, Aishwarya once had a close encounter with actress Rekha in a Mumbai grocery store. Rekha recognized Ash from her ads, tapped her on the shoulder and wished her all the best. She had later done Rekha’s movie Umrao Jaan, along with hubby Abhishek Bachchan.

6. Karan Johar had said once that Aishwarya was one of the nine actresses he had approached to play Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. While rani accepted the role, Ash is the only other actress who called him back to inform that she wouldn’t be able to work in the film as her dates have been blocked by Jeans.

7. Aishwarya declined to work opposite Brad Pitt in Troy as well. The actor had divulged the details to a daily claiming he missed an opportunity to work with her.
8. She was said to have in a relationship with Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi, begore getting married to Abhishek Bachchan, who is one year younger to her. After Nargis, she is the only actress in industry who married a younger man.
9.  We all know that Aishwarya won the Miss World Pageant in 1994. But you may not know that the host of that year’s show Richard Steinmetz asked Aishwarya out post her win. But the actress declined it politely.
10. It is said that when President George W Bush visited India, he had invited Aishwarya to a luncheaon, but she was unable to attend.