Today is the birthday of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. On her birthday, we would also like to divert your attention on a very genuine question. The question is: why people continue to embrace her in spite of her registering more duds as compared to hits at the box office. In general, we have noted down the fact that she looks more elegant and impressive while doing simple roles, but not the complex ones (like in ADHM). We again congratulate everyone on Aishwarya Rai birthday.
Those who are not aware about the brand Aishwrya Rai Bachchan let’s make you aware about her persona in the real life. ‘Aish’ is still known to be the best saleable material we have. Both filmmakers and brand managers get stunned about her so perfect and timeless appeal. She’s become more like Bollywood royalty for the entire entertainment industry, mainly because of an indispensable Bachchan family member and of course due to her own image as a star.
If you look in terms of a broader perspective, then Bollywood has never welcomed an actress who has crossed the age of 40. But in case of Aishwarya Rai, it’s an exception, as she turned 43 today. It’s more of a precarious age where most actresses are sent home packing to help them play the role of a deserving mom. However, in case of male actors, with their ever growing broods or with second marriages are always welcome.
In the recent candy floss by Karan Johar, Aishwarya Rai plays an Urdu poetess. Nobody noticed, but she has made at least three comeback attempts in the recent past. Now, we all witness her yet another shot as everybody down the line want to see her act in the constantly changing movie-land which has now flushed with a plethora of younger actresses like Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and many others.
It’s time for Aishwarya Rai to accept challenging roles being a middle-aged woman
In spite of the fact that Aishwarya Rai is a superb actor but still she’s not the biggest star of the film. It’s obvious that younger stars including Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and even Fawad Khan enjoy a more severe clout at the box office than Aish. It’s no doubt, that Aish is a star, but do you think her star power can really help translating into ticket conversions? Well, the answer is no. This is what a trade insider presented his views. He said that the mere presence of Aishwarya Rai in a film never guarantees the box office hit. She’s living with more duds than hits.
If you consider her last film by the name “Jazba” where she was offered quite a meaty role, she was seen making a comeback as a single mother but audiences were nowhere seemed satisfied by the performance. She was also seen as her comeback in “Sarabjeet” that really made critics scathing. If you believe the reviews of the film, then Aish already had the benefit of a kind of an author-backed role, but here too, she frittered the golden chance away from her. This may be because ‘Randeep Hooda’ stole all the attention from her.
But would you call her a sloppy actress? Not really. But she can be better called as a victim of opportunities. Another reason can also be the fact that the directors and filmmakers are unable to invent a more challenging role for her. People always love to watch peppy and young in Bollywood. Take the case of Deepika Padukone or Alia Bhatt as these younger actresses quite easily get the challenging roles. This is because most directors start writing the roles keeping them in mind, unlike Aish where they are unable to spot her in a challenging roles.
You can’t deny the fact that she’s too beautiful to perform in challenging roles. Still, she has given some of her better performances in the regional cinema or offbeat movies. Instead of ADHM, if she had opted a role in a smaller budget film with a strong and challenging script, it would have been appreciated all the way. It’s observed that she has been sticking to her age-appropriate roles ever since she has acquired her motherhood.