The lovely Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is arguably one of the biggest and decorated names in Hindi cinema today, During her illustrious career, the elegant lady has won the hearts of movie buffs thanks to her impressive performances, good looks, soft-spoken nature and of course flawless style game.
Born on 1 November 1973, the diva has by and large has been associated with Hindi films only. However, every now and then, she has worked in Tamil films as well and proved that Aish mania is above the language barrier. Today, as Aishwarya turns a year older, let us take a look at some of her most notable Tamil films.
Iruvar: The very first film of Aishwarya’s career, ‘Iruvar’ was directed by Mani Ratnam and is regarded as one of the all-time classics of Indian cinema. Also featuring Mohanlal and Prakash Raj in the lead, it highlighted the link between cinema and politics in the state of Tamil Nadu, ruffling a few feathers along the way.
Jeans: Released in 1998. This S Shankar directorial was a light-hearted romantic-comedy and ultimately ended up being India’s official entry to the Oscars. It, however, failed to make the cut. Besides Aish, ‘Jeans’ also featured Prashanth in the lead. The supporting cast featured names such as Nasser and Raju Sundaram.
Kandukondain Kandukondain: Loosely based on ‘Sense and Sensibility’, the film was directed/ co-written by Rajiv Menon and hit screens in 2000 after several delays. Boasting of some lifting tunes from maestro AR Rahman, ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’ saw Aishwarya work alongside the likes Ajith Kumar and Mammootty. Shot in Tamil, it was dubbed into Telugu and released under the title ‘Priyuraalu Pilichindi’.
Enthiran: Aishwarya starred opposite the legendary Rajinikanth in this Shankar directorial and made quite an impact with her performance. Released in 2010, it set the box office on fire and earned rave reviews along the way courtesy its gripping screenplay and visual effects.
Raavanan: Based on the ‘Ramayana’, ‘Raavanan’ was directed by Mani Ratnam and received favourable reviews upon release. In it, Aishwarya was seen alongside Tamil superstar Vikram and impressed us with her performance.
Oh, and here is more of Aish in ‘Jeans’
So, which is your favourite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer? Tell us in the space below.