Aishwarya Rai Spoke About Her College Life, Recalled Being Approached For Her First Modelling Shoot

Throwback to one of Aishwarya Rai's vintage interviews, wherein she spoke about her many firsts in life, as well as her college days.


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Aishwarya Rai Spoke About Her College Life, Recalled Being Approached For Her First Modelling Shoot

Aishwarya Rai has been incomparably considered as one of the most stunning icons of Bollywood for a long time now. She has mesmerised generations of audiences with her charismatic personality, breathtaking beauty, exemplary acting chops and more. Despite being an outsider to the film industry, Aishwarya has set herself as the ultimate evergreen actress ever. In her personal life, she is married to Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan and they are blessed with a daughter, Aaradhya.

Aishwarya Rai looked back at her growing up years in Mangalore

Taking to Reddit, an internet user reshared an old interview of Aishwarya Rai, dating back to the beginning of her career. Looking resplendent in a simple suit, the diva talked about her growing up years in Mangalore. She first time talked about her college life, and revealed how she completed her higher education in Mumbai itself. She narrated:

“Main Mangalore ki hoon, lekin I have lived my life in Bombay. To waise to complete Bombayhite hoon. Study, school, sab kuch Bombay mein hi hua mera.”

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Aishwarya recalled getting appreciated for her beautiful eyes back in childhood

Moving forth in the interview, the host asked the diva to spill beans about her childhood. The actress revealed how people used to compliment her for her beautiful physical features, such as her doe eyes, brown hair and more. Aishwarya confessed that she would get some extra attention from people around her over these. In her words:

“Bachpan mein kya hota hai ki shayad mere aankh ke rang ke wajah se, baal brown hai, whatever, so, attention milta tha upar upar se milte they, you know.”


Aishwarya spoke about grabbing her first modelling assignment in Mumbai

In the next segment of the interview, Aishwarya was asked about how she bagged her first modelling assignment in Mumbai. The diva credited her professor in college, who was a photo journalist by profession, who casually asked her to take part in a fashion feature. Therefore, she started off with her first feature shoot, which turned out to be great. Subsequently, Aishwarya mentioned making a name for herself with her successive performances. She added:

“College mein meri professors thi aur woh magazines mein photo journalism karti thi. Toh unhone mujhse bas ek bar aise hi request kiya ki ek fashion feature hai, bas karlo. Kyunki unka deadline tha. Main student thi unke class mein, wo English ki professor thi. Jo bhi main kabhi kabhi karti thi, they were very good assignments. Toh naam acchi ho gayi meri.”

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Watch the interview here.

When Aishwarya revealed why she opted out of the role of ‘Tina’ in KKHH

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an enigmatic name in the film industry, and her skills require no proof. Previously, in one of her interviews with Filmfare, the actress had talked about the reason as to which she decided to step back from the role of ‘Tina’ in the hit film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Talking about her apprehensions of getting lynched if she would’ve done the film, Aishwarya had said:

“I'm in a catch-22 situation, really. Though I'm a newcomer, I'm compared with all the senior actresses. If I'd done the film, it would have been tittered that, 'Look, Aishwarya Rai is back to doing what she did in her modelling days—leaving her hair straight, wearing minis, and pouting glamorously into the camera.' Ultimately, the hero goes back to the more real person. I know if I'd done Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, I would have been lynched.”


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