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Sush roots for Ash

entertainment Updated: Jul 07, 2012 00:58 IST
Chetna Dua
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Actor Sushmita Sen lends support to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in putting family first over films

Though once considered to be arch rivals, former beauty queens, Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, seem to break the cliche that two female actors can’t be friends. Sush, who was in town recently, applauded Ash for giving importance to family over films at this point of her life.

“I congratulate Aishwarya on the birth of her daughter Aaradhya. I think she is doing the right thing by taking time out to look after her daughter,” she says. Sushmita also has some advice for Ash. “She should stop reading what the media writes about her or her weight, and enjoy her life. I do the same. Even my weight was a topic of discussion in the papers a few weeks ago, but I just stopped reading them,” she says. So, do looks really matter in the entertainment industry? “Looks do matter up to a certain extent. But it is more important to be fit than skinny.

More than looks, it’s the confidence with which you carry yourself that counts,” says Sush. Do her daughters, Renee and Alisah, dream of becoming a beauty queen like her? “Renee is only 13, but is already excited to walk the ramp, while Alisah looks like an engineer in the making,” says Sushmita. As for films, the actor has been missing from the scene for the last two years in order to take care of her younger daughter, Alisah. “I didn’t want to miss the first few steps of my daughter. Everything else can wait, but my daughter will never be a year old again,” she says.

Sush speaks...

On Aishwarya

Aishwarya should just stop reading what the media writes about her or her weight and enjoy her life. I do the same

On her daughters

My daughters can imitate my crown-winning moment perfectly. Renee is only 13, but is already excited to walk the ramp

On looks

More than looks, it’s the confidence with which you carry yourself that counts