MUMBAI: That Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is lucky in love, we all know. A much sought-after actress in Bollywood, she seemingly gave it all up and married the man of her dreams: Abhishek Bachchan. And now, Aishwarya has added another feather to her illustrious cap, and will henceforth be known as the lady with the Midas touch!
Yes folks, whatever Aishwarya now touched turns to gold, quite literally. Case in point being the Filmfare statuette, otherwise known as the ‘Black Lady’, a coveted award for excellence in film. Filmfare unveiled a new trophy to commemorate 100 Years of Indian Cinema this year, and the statue has an added golden hue to it. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was present at the special ceremony, to unveil the new trophy with a gold base.
What’s even more interesting to note is that Aishwarya received one of the special trophies at the event. Looking stunningly beautiful and elegant in a golden Abu Jani-Sandeep creation befitting the occasion, Aishwarya gushed that it was the first time that she had received the award without being nominated for any film. Aishwarya also does not figure in the nominations list this year, as she has been away on a sabbatical.
Mrs. Bachchan had first received a Filmfare award for her perfectly nuanced role of Nandini, a Gujarati girl, in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. The 39-year-old actress has earlier said that receiving her very first Filmfare award felt akin to holding an Oscar. Since then, Aishwarya has scaled new heights even in the International film arena, with her critically acclaimed roles, and appearance in the Steve Martin comedy ‘Pink Panther’, a few years ago.
As we all know, after nearly 2 decades in the film industry, Aishwarya took a break from her professional assignments, to give birth to her gorgeous daughter Aaradhya. And now, the most beautiful woman in the world is all set to return to celluloid, reportedly in a Karan Johar film.