When Aishwarya Rai said, "f I'm blessed with good looks, so be it" (Read full interview)
Before joining the film industry Aishwarya Rai faced some allegations like comparisons, competitions, insecurities among contemporaries and how she addressed them, read this
Whether it's professional or personal, Bollywood celebrities life always will be in the limelight. In recent times, former Miss World Aishwariya Rai has been away from the news. But whenever we think of her, we think of words like glamour, elegance, gorgeous, poised and panache.
Before joining the film industry, Aishwarya Rai faced some allegations like comparisons, competitions, insecurities among contemporaries. But she chooses not to talk on such issues now, there was a time when she did.
In an interview with popular magazine, Filmfare she talked a length about the same. In 1999 when Aishwarya was asked if her beauty ever came in her way and didn't let her get the recognition she deserved as an actor, Aish had said, "Look, I can't fight the looks I've been born with. If I'm blessed with good looks, so be it. But for Pete's sake, don't knock my hard work, my professionalism. I'm only three-films-old. I haven't given any of my directors any reason to complain."
Aishwarya had further said, "Some of the actresses have a right to feel bad and say, 'So, here's this Jill-come-lately who thinks no end of herself just because she won the title of Miss World.' I don't mean to be condescending at all but the fact is that I was a known face even before I joined the movies."
" I have an International honour to my credit! I don't mean to be patronising, but the truth is that everyone will have to live with the fact that I am Aishwarya Rai. I'm not fighting my genes, my good fortune or my own achievements. Perhaps the fact that I got top projects... because top film-makers wanted to work with me... must have annoyed some of the leading actors."