Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who started off her career in the entertainment industry after winning the Miss World crown in 1994, has come a long way, report The Statesman.
Aishwarya won the beauty pageant at the age of 21, and in 1997 made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Iruvar. The 45-year-old actress has worked in over 25 Bollywood films and tried her hands in Hollywood, too.
In 2009, she went on to win the Padma Shri award for her contributions to the art.
An old interview of the Devdas actor has now surfaced on social media, where she could be seen talking about her initial days in the Hindi film industry.
The actress began working as a model during her college days which led her to the beauty pageant and then television commercials.
When asked if she has changed after becoming Miss World, Aishwarya said,” I haven’t changed much.”
“Probably after Miss World people have started listening to me attentively, they started taking me far more seriously, my approach became a little more responsible and I became a full-fledged media personality or what people call a celebrity,” she added.
Speaking of her career before the actress said, “A hit gives you a chance to work with the best of directors, with God’s grace I never had lack of work. I am working with very good directors.”
“People have recognised my capability as an actress and that is the most important thing for me,” she added.
After a sabbatical from work for five years, Aishwarya Rai returned to the screen in 2015 with Jazbaa opposite Irrfan Khan. Next year, she featured in Omung Kumar’s Sarbjit which was screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Aishwarya Rai will next be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Gulab Jamun alongside Abhishek Bachchan. The couple will share the screen space after nine years.