Prahlad Kakkar, who shot Aishwarya Rai's first Pepsi ad once said about Aishwarya, "I recall the initial days of Aishwarya Rai's career when she came for an audition. Simply dressed in a kurta and jeans she stood amongst many girls without creating even a whimper. But once the camera rolled she let her hair loose and man... that woman was magic! So it is that special thing in you that counts."
Talking about Aishwarya's popularuty Shahrukh Khan had said- " I feel very proud of the fact that when you go to London, France, Germany, the only two Indian names people recognise are Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan has been there for so many years and he's wonderful. But Aishwarya Rai is our contemporary, younger than many of us. She's perhaps done less work than me and to still be the international face of Indian cinema is great."
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