We all know the charisma and talent of Aishwarya Rai. She is among the few Indian actresses, who is recognised on the global platform.
When Aishwarya Rai became Miss World in 1994, another Indian beauty Sushmita Sen brought Miss Universe title to India.
Once in an interview, Sushmita talked about her fellow beauty pageant contestant, Aishwarya, saying she made us proud.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Miss Universe Sushmita Sen was quoted, "I am proud of Aishwarya. She has given every Indian a reason to be proud of. I think there is definitely a very huge price to pay when you are as beautiful as Aishwarya Rai. There is a huge price to pay when your entire projection has always been that of perfection."
Sushmita also said that Aishwarya is under pressure to be perfect. "So even if the poor girl does something, as sneeze in public, it's news, and it's bad news... So I really wish that media would give Aishwarya Rai a break because I think a girl goes through a lot of pressure all the time from everybody; from the Madame Tussauds, to the world press, to English movies, etc. Aishwarya Rai is just a girl, she will take her time and I am sure she will come out of it."
Not just Sushmita, even Aishwarya's co-star in Bride and Prejudice Martin Henderson called the Devdas actress really sweet, very sensitive, and really loveable, "I have a soft spot for her. It's not because of her beauty, though she is very beautiful. I like the side that isn't seen. The real Ash is a sweet girl. She reminds me of an old fashioned movie star-So glamorous... I think I was lucky to get to know a side of Ash that a lot of people never see, I mean the image of Ash is this huge movie star which she is in India is one thing, and I think that was compelling, but you know I was lucky to spend time with her and get to know the other side of her which is a really sweet, very sensitive, and really loveable person, she giggles a lot."
On the work front, Aishwarya will next be seen in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan (son of Kaveri), a film based on the Tamil classic novel of the same name. The film has a massive cast, including Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Keerthy Suresh and Amala Paul.