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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most loved actresses in Bollywood, and she is admired for her timeless beauty worldwide. From winning the Miss World title in 1994 to becoming one of the most promising actresses in Bollywood and leaving a mark in Hollywood, the actress has achieved a lot in her life. There is no denying the fact that Aishwarya Rai is beauty personified, as she is still regarded as the most beautiful woman on the planet.
Once Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt was also bowled over by Aishwarya Rai's beauty. It so happened that back in 1993 when Aishwarya and Sanjay met for the first time as they collaborated for a magazine photoshoot. Aishwarya was one of the most successful models in B-town back then, and she had not entered films. However, Sanjay advised the actress to stay away from the film industry and continue her career in modelling.
In the interview with CineBlitz, Sanjay Dutt revealed his first reaction when he saw Aishwarya Rai for the first time in a Pepsi ad. Talking about the same, he said, “Who’s that beautiful woman!” and left Aish blushing with his compliment. Sanju also confessed that his sisters, Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt find Aishwarya very beautiful, and they both love her and have even met her.
In the same interview, Sanjay Dutt also advised Aishwarya to stick to her modelling career and not enter the film industry. Talking about Aishwarya’s innocence, Dutt said that the captivating beauty that she possessed at that moment would eventually fade away due to the demands and challenges of the film world, which are not easy to handle. He also shed some light on the cut-throat competition and said:
“When you come into this glamour industry, it starts changing you, maturing you, that innocence is lost. That beautiful side that she has right now on her face will disappear. Because she has to handle the film world right and that is not easy to do. It’s competitive. It’s like Man I have to look better than that, I’ve gotta be there.’ You know you climb two steps and there will be like 500 people pulling you down five steps. And you become hard. And those beautiful qualities are gone.”
Listening to Sanjay Dutt, Aishwarya understood his perspective and agreed with him that the acting world has its fair share of struggles. However, she mentioned that when one endures so much in their acting career, it hardens them in the future. She was heard saying:
“I suppose that’s true. There are so many things you’ve got to handle that I suppose it does harden you.”
However, Sanjay Dutt further revealed his take on success and failure in Bollywood thinking that it might break Aishwarya Rai. The actor mentioned that the film industry has no place for feelings and one has to endure everything on their own. He added that successful actors have a lot of friends while struggling actors have to survive alone in Bollywood. In his words:
“lt’s too professional, there are no feelings existing in this industry. You’ve gotta be prepared that if you’re not doing well, nobody’s there for you. And if you are, you’ll have everyone around you. When they’re all there, it’s handled differently. But when you’re alone, it’s sad to accept the fact that they don’t want you anymore.”
Further in the interview, Aishwarya Rai confessed that she was getting offers from the film industry, but she was not keen on taking them as she did not want to do movies just for the sake of it. She was offered the film, Raja Hindustani, alongside Aamir Khan, but she declined it and instead chose Mani Ratnams’s directorial, Iruvar, to be her debut film, which was released in 1997. Later, she made her Hindi film debut the same year with the film, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, opposite Bobby Deol.
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