Aishwarya Rai Bachchan completes two decades in Bollywood: Rekha pens a heartwarming letter for the actress – The ‘most beautiful woman in the world’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has completed two decades in showbiz. After winning the Miss World crown in 1994, the lady made her big screen debut in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’ oppsite southern superstar Mohalal and the rest as they say is history.
From memorable films in Bollywood like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal and Devdas to making India proud with her stunning appearances at Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya has come a long way. Now a mother of a adorable little girl, Aaradhya, the actress has become choosy about her films but still tops the wish list of every filmmaker in tinsel town.
A leading magazine Femina paid tribute to Bachchan bahu’s remarkable innings in the movie business and it was veteran actress Rekha’s heartwarming letter that has touched many hearts. The two ladies have often been spotted at awards night, hugging each other and showing off their love and respect for each other and this time Rekha decided to celebrate her two decades in the industry. Remembering ‘the moon faced’ girl who took her breath away the very instant she first laid her eyes on Aishwarya. Calling her a ‘phoenix’ , Rekha tells Aishwarya to keep spreading her magic
Here’s the full letter:
A woman like you who is in harmony with her spirit is like a flowing river, never stagnant. She goes where she wants to without pretence; and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. People may forget what you said, they may also forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. You are a living example that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently! Your deep strength and pure energy introduces you even before you speak!
The worst thing you did was to be present with the ‘present’ with gratitude. You pursued the things you loved doing; and then did them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you! You on your own are enough with nothing to prove to anyone. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.
You’ve come a long way, baby. Having endured many hurdles, like the phoenix you rise! And I cannot pen down in words how proud I am of that little ‘cool’ moon-faced girl who took my breath away the very instant I first laid my eyes on her. You always gave better than the best to all the roles you were bestowed with but my most cherished character of yours is the role of the complete ‘Amma’ that you are, to the little bundle of pure joy called Aaradhya.
Keep loving and spreading your magic. Two decades of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- wow!
Aashirwads and duas I wish for you more goodness and blessings; much more than your heart can contain!
Love you. Jeete raho. Rekha Maa
On work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in Fanne Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao after a gap of two years.