Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made a comeback in Bollywood after five years and even today, she has the same fan following and craze that she had, when she took a pregnancy break after doing Guzaarish. The diva rocked this year as her film Jazbaa became a hit and she got many movie offers from top directors. Here is a special treat for all her fans, as we bring the 20 best pictures of Aishwarya from the year 2015....(you can thank us later.)
The name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan needs no introduction! She won the Miss World pageant in 1994. She became the second person to win this title after Reita Faria (1966). She has also received the honour of being the most successful Miss World today.
The list does not end here. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first Indian actress to be a part of the jury of the Cannes film festival. She has been the brand ambassador for Longines (an international watch brand) since 1999. Also, she became the first Indian actor to appear in the Rolling Stones magazine. Aishwarya is regarded as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India and abroad.
Even for a beauty queen like, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, life was not that easy. She faced quite a lot of criticism for her acting skills when her films flopped one after the other. She was also bashed by the fashion police for her dressing sense. Not just that, Aish also went through a very difficult phase when she had a break up with superstar Salman Khan.
When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was asked how she deals with so much of negativity, the beautiful diva had said"I am following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass."
Well said Aishwarya!
Kalyan Jewellers Promotion
Not many people know that, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan once had a close encounter with actress Rekha in a Mumbai grocery store. Rekha recognized Aish from one of her ads and praised her for her beauty.
Bachchan's Diwali Party
Did you know Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's famous Pepsi ad co-starring Aamir Khan was shot in a single night during the Mumbai riots. Ash has done ads for both coca cola and Pepsi.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was invited to lunch with then US President George W Bush during his visit to India in 2006. Unfortunately, Aish could not attend the lunch as she was shooting for Dhoom 2 in Brazil.
Prix de Diane Longines
Famously known as world's most beautiful woman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the first Indian to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in America.
Aishwarya At Femina Women Awards 2015
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the Miss World Pageant in 1994 and the host of that year's show Richard Steinmetz asked Aishwarya out post her win. But the stunning actress did not accept his proposal.
Aish At Longines Event
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan never wanted to become an actress. She wanted to pursue medicine as her favourite subject was Zoology. But destiny had some other plans for Aish.
Hello Magazine Shoot
Bollywood diva, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan declined to work opposite Brad Pitt in Troy. She was not comfortable with the nude and bold love making scenes in the movie.
Pro Kabaddi League
A limited edition range of Barbie dolls inspired by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was released in Britain in 2005. And as expected the dolls were sold out within minutes.
Armani Celebrations, Milan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan loves to collect jewellery and you will be surprised to read that she does not like to wear jewellery.
Aishwarya At AICW 2015
From the very beginning, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, never discussed about her personal life with the media. Be it her 'abusive relationship' with Salman Khan, or the one with Vivek Oberoi.
Harper's Bazaar's Shoot
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan started dating superstar Salman Khan during the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. But it is said that Aishwarya's parents never approved this relation.
Kalyan Jewellers Store Opening
After dating Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dated Vivek Oberoi for a short period of time. Vivek was very vocal about this affair, but Aish never accepted it.
Aish At Cannes Film Festival
It is believed that the infamous press conference that Vivek Oberoi called against Salman Khan became the main reason of their break up as Vivek was heavily criticised for it.
Later, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan met the love of her life, Abhishek Bachchan. They both fell in love while shooting Mani Ratnam's Guru, which was their only superhit film.
Aishwarya With Eva Langoria & International Celebs
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan for the first time appeared together on a talk show with Oprah Winfrey. Ash was dressed in a saree for the occasion.
Not many people know that, during the shooting of Dola Re song from the movie Devdas, Aishwarya Rai Bcahchan ears were bleeding because of the heavy earrings but she continued to shoot, even after the pain.
Aish-Aaradhya At Siddhivinayak Temple
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on 16th November, 2011. She named the girl, Aaradhya. The diva took a five year break from the industry, to care of Aaradhya.
Aishwarya at Akshay Kumar's party
Initially, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was very possessive about Aaradhya and did everything to hide her, little bundle of joy, from the prying eyes of the media.
At Jazbaa Screening
Now, Aaradhya Bachchan has turned four, so Aishwarya Rai Bachchan thought that it is the perfect time to make a comeback in Bollywood with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa.
Aaradhya's Fourth Birthday
Jazbaa also starred Irrfan Khan and Shabana Azmi. The movie performed well at the box office and got good reviews from the critics. Aish was also praised for her brilliant performance in the movie.