She was crowned the most beautiful woman in the world, but only after her performance in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was she praised for her acting skills as well as her good looks. Films like Devdas, Dhoom2, Guru and Jodhaa Akbar helped establish her firmly in Bollywood. Having worked in international productions like Bride & Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices and The Pink Panther 2, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is also one of the best known Indian faces in Hollywood. Married into the first family of the Hindi film industry, she is looking forward to releases like Raavan and Guzaarish this year, besides endorsing Longines.
What are you reading at the moment?
These days I am only busy reading scripts and nothing else.
If you woke up and found you’d turned into a man, you would…
Well, my approach would definitely be no different than that of most women. I would be very shocked!
Rate in order of importance: Fame, money, power...
For me all of them fall in the same bracket. There are other things that are more important than these.
If someone were to write a biography of you, what would you want it to be called?
I would rather do an autobiography than let anybody else write about me and twist facts.
Your song for all moods?
There is no one particular song that I like. In fact, my favourite music belongs to different genres.
Your idea of a great weekend?
Just chilling out with the family.
Your most recent purchase?
Well, no purchase, but I have just been gifted the PrimaLuna watch from Longines.
The craziest thing you’ve done for your partner?
Well, that’s something that you need to check with Abhishek!
What kind of people do you dislike?
I am usually not very judgmental about people.
Five musts in your wardrobe?
Anything that is comfortable and suits my style.
Your fitness mantra?
Be positive and that’s not just a blood group!