Many actresses today, chose the modelling route to enter Bollywood but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did the opposite. The diva rejected Aamir Khan's Raja Hindustani to take part in the Miss India World pageant. And that's what makes her different!
Today Aish is one of the most successful actresses and is happily married. We bring to you some vintage pictures of Aishwarya and we bet after seeing them, even Abhishek Bachchan will fall in love with her again!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made India proud by winning the Miss World Title. Not only did she win the Miss World pageant but also won Miss Photogenic and Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty - Asia and Oceania titles.
Not many people know that, even before participating in the beauty contests, Aishwarya had already won Ford's international supermodel contest which got her a chance to feature in Vogue America in 1991.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made the Indian boys go crazy when she appeared in the Pepsi commercial along with Aamir Khan and Mahima Chaudhry. Even the ad-maker Prahlad Kakkar confessed that when he featured Aish in the ad, people only asked him about the blue-eyed beauty.
But life in Bollywood was not easy for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her first movie Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya bombed at the box office. She signed many films after her debut film but those too, failed to create any mark at the box office.
Finally, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tasted real success with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. After that the diva never looked back!