Here's the reason why Aishwarya Rai rejected Hollywood movie with Brad Pitt, Will Smith
First Published 20, Oct 2020, 12:20 PM
There was a time when Aishwarya Rai turned down Hollywood film Troy that starred Brad Pitt and also refused Will Smith films.
Between 2000 and 2010, Aishwarya Rai was seen in many Hollywood movies like The Mistress of Spices, Bride & Prejudice, Provoked, The Last Legion and The Pink Panther 2.
Not just that, she was also called on many chat shows in the west where she made India proud. During a chat show with Oprah Winfrey she showed the world how to wear a saree and also gifted the host one.
But did you know Aishwarya was given an offer to be a part of Brad Pitt-starrer Troy and Will Smith films like Hitch, Seven Pounds and Tonight He Comes.
A report in Pinkvilla says that Aishwarya was offered films with two big Hollywood actors, but she turned it down. While promoting Killing Them Softly, Brad talked about it and said that he wanted to work with Rai but regretted the fact that it didn't happen.
Brad told IANS, "Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai, because she's a versatile actor. She is one of Bollywood's most popular actresses, who has achieved huge acclaim in the west for her style, beauty, and acting. I think we missed an opportunity to be cast together for Troy."
Aishwarya was reportedly approached to play Briseis, but she again said no, because the role had some uncomfortable scenes. Later the part went to Rose Byrne, and the film made $500 million worldwide.