Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, born 46 years ago today in Mangalore, is an icon and a legend in Bollywood. She was crowned as Miss Universe but she ruled Bollywood as a leading actress for decades. She has won various accolades and has been in the light of appreciation and controversy both. Her most memorable performances include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Raincoat, to name a few. Here are some lesser known facts about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
A Hands On Mom:
Aishwarya is a hands-on mother in the fullest sense. She leaves nothing about her daughter Aaradhya to chance, or nannies. She makes sure to drop and pick up her child personally, whenever she is in town. And no she doesn’t rush to take her child in her arms when the paparazzi is watching.
A Committed Daughter:
She is not only a very diligent mother but also an extremely committed daughter. Ever since she lost her father, Aishwarya has taken upon herself the task of looking after her mother Brinda Rai who travels with her daughter and grand-daughter when she can.
A Perfect Hostess:
Aishwarya is a perfect hostess, and has learnt the art from her mother-in-law Jaya Bachchan. Whenever Aishwarya entertains guests she makes sure everything is as perfect as can be. This year all the arrangement for Diwali celebrations at the Bachchans’ residence were all done by Aishwarya.
Aishwarya Abhors delays and unprofessional behaviour. At the same time she is a diehard loyalist. She has the same business manager for the last 15 years. At the aforementioned Diwali bash when the (aforementioned) manager sustained burn injuries Aishwarya made sure she got the best possible medical attention.
Lest everyone thinks of her as 10-on-10 perfect in every department, let us quickly reveal Aishwarya’s one fatal flaw. She is terrible at communication skills. She never answers the phone, hardly ever replies to text messages and has no email account. This is in glaring contrast to her parents-in-law Amitabh and Jaya who are among the finest communicators of the entertainment industry. Even Aishwarya’s husband Abhishek , whom she fell in love with during the making of J P Dutta’s Umrao Jaan, is fairly good at responding to communicator. Not Aishwarya, The day she responds to a message or a call is considered a landmark.A national holiday, perhaps.