Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, turns 44 today! Can you believe it? She can easily pull it off as a 20-year-old. Every now and then, this beauty has proven that she still is the Queen of Bollywood. She is a loving wife to Abhishek Bachchan and a doting mother to Aaradhya and still manages between work and her family with an ease only a few can.
From winning the Miss World title at 21 to working with the top-notch names of Bollywood and Hollywood, Ash's life has been nothing but a happy and inspirational journey.
But even the best are allowed some mistakes, aren't they? So, to mark the birthday of this vivacious beauty, we have a list of the movies the lady rejected. But how we wish she didn’t!
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Director Dharmesh Darshan wanted to cast Aishwarya in this movie. But Aish, model at that time was preparing for Miss World contest (she eventually won the contest and became first Indian to win Miss World) and could not take the offer.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Karan Johar initially thought of casting Aishwarya as Anjali and Twinkle Khanna as Tina. But as it turned out, neither Aish nor Twinkle accepted the movie that became one of the biggest blockbusters of the industry.
As Rohan Sippy decided to recast the same lead pair of Abhishek and Aishwarya from his debut film Kuch Na Kaho, Aishwarya chose to let it slip from her hands.
Madhur Bhandarkar just wanted to do a movie with Aishwarya. Though Aishwarya declined Corporate, Madhur offered her another movie Heroine. Ash refused that also as she was pregnant at that time.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
Aish rejected the film because she did not want to do a horror story and then the hit project landed straight in Vidya Balan's lap!
Original cast planned for this movie had Abhishek, Aishwarya and Saif. But Ash could not come on board due to busy schedule and Saif also said ‘No’ later on.
Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to re-create the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam magic on screen but due to various reasons Salman and Aishwarya decided not to do it. I think we all know it but it's good of Bhansali to try.
This clearly shows how popular the actress is among the top directors of the Industry. She is the dream girl of all.
It would have been amazing if Aishwarya had decided to do any of these, but the gorgeous lady has many mind blowing movies to credit such as Devdas, Khakee, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Take the time out and watch any of these movies today!