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'I avoided Ash'

Why was Sneha Ullal avoiding Ash at a function? Read on.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2006 15:29 IST

She bears resemblance to the most beautiful woman on earth. But Sneha Ullal dislikes the fact. She reveals why she used to avoid Aishwarya Rai and also about her bonding with Salman Khan. Check out the details...

Do you feel being an Ash look-alike has been a bonus for you in Bollywood?
I am a big admirer of Aishwarya Rai for her work and achievements in the film industry but to be very honest I am not really happy being compared to her for my looks. I want to have my own individuality. What can I do if I look like her? I don't want to be so but can't change my looks now. I love to be known and recognized for my own work and achievements.

What if you are given a role to portray Ash's duplicate?
I am open to any role that's reasonable and rational but I don't want to be recognized as an Ash look-alike, for sure.

Have you ever met Aishwarya in real life?
I have met her once at a function and she met me with all respect and warmth. I liked it very much. To be true, in the beginning I wanted to avoid her but then I changed my mind and went and said "Hi" to her.

What do you admire Aishwarya Rai for?
I think she has moved from strength to strength and reached at this stage in her career. After meeting her I realized she is very warm and friendly. I really admire the fact that being at this stage in her life, she is so humble and down do earth.

You are a big fan of Salman Khan too. Has the recent controversies concerning Salman had any effect on your opinion about him?
I felt lucky that Salman's sister introduced me to him and then the film Lucky happened. I am very close to Salman's family because they have treated me like their own family member. I never feel out of place when I am with Salman's family. Both brothers, Salman and Suhail, are warmhearted and emotional people. I pray that he comes out of this phase of his life very soon.