Monday, 7 December 2015
Sure she looked other-worldly, but the movie Umrao Jaan by JP Dutta, was un-watchable. Blame the director and writer (and perhaps the editor too - that movie needed some serious chopping!) for the yawn-fest. Even the most hardcore Aishwarya Rai fans - which we are - could barely stomach it. Confession, even we bought the dvd, just to skip it along to look at her all day and night. And not watch the film! Songs were gorgeous. So were the outfits. And the movie that was a stepping stone for the Bachchan-Rai nuptial. So perhaps, not all for a loss...
There's a moment when Aishwarya Rai appears in this song Ramta Jogi, where I distinctly remember hearing a collective audience gasp when the stunner appears in all her magnificence in the second verse.
Beautiful beyond belief, in her sensuous avatar of singer/dancer Mansi in Taal, this was Ash Rai at her finest hour. Released in the summer of 1999, there was no one hotter in Mumbai than this beauty queen.