From the time she became the Miss World in 1994 Aishwarya Rai has been constantly in the limelight for some reason or the other. Inevitably controversy too has dogged her incessantly. There is so much media attention on her that even her most personal affairs are front page news. The amount of frenzy the entire media went into after her engagement to Abhishek Bachan recently is just a case in point. Most of the controversies that she has been embroiled in were not entirely her fault.
While she was having a troubled personal life her professional one was beginning to be successful. She even tried a hand at conquering the western audience with disastrous results. Her projects were all with small studios and barring Provoked the other movies did not even have a decent story line. Even her jury membership at Cannes did not help to enhance her standing in the West. Her fake accent during an interview with David Letterman was ridiculed. She eventually had to come back to the very medium that made her the most sought after female star in India.
Aishwarya is about to enter a new phase in her life after her engagement with Abhishek Bachan, son of the biggest super star the country has ever seen – Amitabh Bachan. If Aishwarya was in the limelight before she is virtually being shadowed by the media now. With a number of promising international and national projects in the pipeline her professional life too seems to be on the upswing. Here’s to wishing that she will be able to put her past disappointment behind her and have a successful second innings.