One of the finest actresses in the industry known for her versatile acting skills, Aishwarya Rai is often called as the epitome of beauty. She is the winner of the 1994 Miss World Pageant – and of hearts across the globe. Aishwarya’s turning point in her career was when she did Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ alongside Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn – this performance won her Filmfare Award for the Best Actress.
At a time when actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are making India proud, in Hollywood as well, not many know that Rai once refused to work in a Hollywood movie. We see her less in films these days but a few years ago when her only focus was her career, Rai has been offered with big banner films which she refused due to various reasons.
The ‘Jazbaa’ actress refused to do a film opposite the Hollywood star ‘Brad Pitt’. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Brad Pitt and the actress was supposed to work in the historical movie ‘Troy’. The role of Briseis first went to Aishwarya Rai and after she turned down the role the Oscar-nominated director Wolfgang Peterson gave the role to Rose Byrne, according to an IMDB report.
“Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she’s a versatile actor. She has worked brilliantly in films like The Mistress of Spices, The Last Legion, The Pink Panther 2 and Provoked to name a few. She is one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood, who has achieved huge acclaim in the west for her style, beauty and acting skills. I think we missed an opportunity to be cast together for the movie Troy,” said Pitt to HT.
Peterson, while the time of finalizing the cast of the movie had zeroed down his choice to, Rai, as she fitted in the role. The ‘Devdas’ actress rejected the role because she was not comfortable doing the explicit and intimate scenes in it, according to Bollywood Mantra.
Troy went on to become a superhit movie globally.
Currently, Rai is shooting for ‘Fanne Khan’ which is a musical comedy also starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao, the film is scheduled to release on 15th June 2018.
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