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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has inspired many girls and the latest one to join the list is Suniel Shetty's daughter, Athiya Shetty, whose life changed when she saw the beautiful actress getting ready for Umrao Jao.
Read what Athiya Shetty revealed about her meeting with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the sets of JP Dutta's Umrao Jaan.
I Was Aish's Poonch
Athiya Shetty told a leading daily, "I was Aishwarya's poonch."
I Followed Aishwarya On The Set
"I followed her on the set. I would just watch her getting ready for the shoot.''
That's When I Decided To Become A Bollywood Actress
''And that's when I decided I wanted to be a part of this beautiful world of Hindi movies."
More About Umrao Jaan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan tried to reprise Rekha's role in JP Dutta's remake of Umrao Jaan in 2006.
However, She Was Not The First Choice For The Movie
Priyanka Chopra was considered to play the part of Umrao Jaan before JP Dutta approached Aishwarya.
Why JP Dutta Signed Aishwarya
He had told a web portal, ''When I came to London and met Aishwarya for (a film on erstwhile Jaipur maharani) Gayatri Devi, she seemed keenly interested in Umrao Jaan'. Which actress wouldn't be?
Aishwarya Has The Grace
''She can pull it off, I'm sure. She has the grace. I can see her as Umrao because Ash is also a proficient dancer"
Aishwarya Romanced Abhishek In The Movie
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan worked with Abhishek Bachchan in the movie but the movie failed to woo the audiences.
Their Love Story Started On This Movie's Sets
If reports are to be believed, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan started liking each other on the sets of Umrao Jaan.
And the rest is history.