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Aishwarya’s 37 B’Day: ‘I trust life has best for me…’

Her beauty, poise and talent have earned hordes of abiding admirers over the years. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 37 on November 1, 2010, and on the anvil is a dinner party being readied for her with family and close pals, with an express surprise being thrown in for good measure by hubby Abhishek.

On the professional front, Aishwarya’s gearing up to enthrall viewers with her histrionics in Vipul Shah’s ‘Action Replayy’ and ‘Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’. Besides, she’s scored majorly with ‘Robot’ and sashayed to the front ranks with her Rajinikanth starrer helmed by Shankar.

Her retro thrills for ‘Action Replayy’ alongside Akshay Kumar have already inspired interest and in Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’, she’s all set to stun with her understated act pitted opposite Hrithik Roshan, with whom she shared screen space successfully with ‘Dhoom 2′ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’.

Despite stiff competition from the young brigade comprising Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, ARB seems to have maintained her hold on the industry and her audiences alike.

Miss World 1994, the much loved bahu of the ‘Bachchan parivaar’ reigns well as a global icon today. ARB kickstarted her career with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’ and made a tepid Hindi debut with ‘Aur Pyar Ho Gaya’ alongside Bobby Deol, though it was Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ which ushered her into the spotlight as a performer of merit, wherein she was paired opposite Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn, bagging ARB her maiden Filmfare award.

She followed it up with Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2002, for which she pencilled in her second Filmfare. Besides Bhansali, the other filmmakers who have played a major role in shaping her career include Ashutosh Gowariker (‘Jodhaa Akbar’) and Ratnam who gave her a break with ‘Iruvar’ in 1997 and followed it up with ‘Guru’ in 2006. Incidentally, 2006, also saw Ash sizzle opposite Hrithik in Yashraj’s ‘Dhoom 2′, which was quite a grosser at the cine stakes, as well.

The actress has managed to make her presence felt overseas as well with films like ‘Pink Panther 2′, ‘Provoked’, ‘Mistress of Spices’, ‘Bride And Prejudice’, her many endorsements and of course, her appearances at Cannes. Some of the films which have really seen her deliver first rate performances include, Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Raincoat’ and ‘Chokher Bali’, Ram Gopal Verma’s ‘Sarkar Raj’, Raj Kumar Santoshi’s ‘Khakee’ and Subhash Ghai’s ‘Taal’. In 2009, Ash was honoured with the Padma Shri and the ‘Female Star of the Decade’ Award by IIFAA in Macau.

“I’m in a very happy phase of my life,” states Aishwarya in a media chat. “I feel blessed to be surrounded by so much love and affection by family members and close friends. I have no future plans, I live in the moment, and I don’t set out to do anything with an agenda. I trust life and believe that it has the best for me. It’s never let me down. With each passing year, one adds a whole new volume of experiences and moments to one’s career. Beyond that, I fail to see what age or marital status has to do with doing good work.”

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