As Raavan, the much awaited Mani Ratnam film, gets released this Friday, we look at some of Aishwarya's best works till date.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali finally got Aishwarya noticed amongst the audiences in 1999. She looked absolutely stunning in the movie and won Filmfare Best Actress Award for the same. And of course, we all know about Salman-Aishwarya love story that started off with this movie...
This Subhash Ghai movie gave Ash the nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1999. And it was in this film that Ash had debunked the myth of models being 'plastic dolls' as she established herself as one of the most graceful dancers in the industry.
Directed by Satish Kaushik, in this movie Ash plays the role of a rape victim opposite Anil Kapoor. She gave an outstanding performance and got nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2000.
This was one of the benchmark Aditya Chopra films in which Aishwarya Rai appeared in flashbacks as Shahrukh Khan's lover. This gave her another Filmfare nomination in 2000 for best supporting actress.
Her role as Paro, Devdas's neighbour and childhood friend, got her many accolades, including the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2002. The film was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and had Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles. The song Dola Re Dola became a hit with its unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
In Rituparno Ghosh's Bollywood debut, a romantic drama, Ash plays the role of Neeru, the lost and re-discovered love of Ajay Devgan. Ash got much critical acclaim for her fabulous performance in the film. She also got nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2004.
After all the intense roles, then came Aishwarya's sassy avatar, Sunehri in Yash Raj's Dhoom 2! Her sexy looks and attitude as Hrithik's lover and partner just sweeped the audiences. No wonder, the nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award in 2006.
In 2007, Mani Ratnam cast Aishwarya opposite Abhishek Bachchan for his super hit film Guru. She was well received by the audiences in a simple and non glamorous role. It is also said that Abhishek proposed marriage to Aishwarya during this movie.
The iconic and befitting role of beautiful Jodhaa in Ashutosh Gowariker's Jodhaa Akbar is one of Aishwarya's best known roles till date. In 2008, Ash was nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award for the role.