Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and beauty, are like snow and snowflakes, a term that is synonymous with each other. Aishwarya Rai is the epitome of beauty and is still the most beautiful actress of our movie industry. The dagger of her beauty has pierced through every Indian’s heart, and even Sanjay Dutt was mesmerized by her charm. This happened in 1993, when Aishwarya was at the peak of her modeling career in Bollywood. She had not entered the movies yet. It was then when she met Sanjay Dutt for the first time when they both did a photo shoot for a magazine together.
However Aishwarya refused to know Sanjay personally, but Sanjay Dutt recognised her from a Pepsi Ad she did. He even said that his sisters have met Aishwarya and they love her. He also mentioned that his sisters Priya and Namrata find her very beautiful and charming.
Once, Sanjay was giving an interview to CineBlitz where he was asked about his first reaction upon seeing Aishwarya where he said “Who’s that beautiful woman!”. As per the magazine, after hearing this Aishwarya blushed a little. In the same interview, Sanjay Dutt also advised Aishwarya to stay away from movies and stick to her modeling career.
Reason why Sanjay Dutt stopped Aishwarya from entering in film industry?
Like all of us, Sanjay Dutt was bowled by her beauty and innocence. He explained “When you come into this glamour industry, it starts changing you, maturing you, that innocence is lost. That beautiful side that she has right now on her face will disappear. Because she has to handle the film world right and that is not easy to do.” He went further and said that “It’s competitive. It’s like Man I have to look better than that, I’ve gotta be there.’ You know you climb two steps and there will be like 500 people pulling you down five steps. And you become hard. And those beautiful qualities are gone.” However it was Sanjay Dutt’s opinion on success and failure which he thought might affect Aishwarya.
He mentioned ” “lt’s too professional, there are no feelings existing in this industry. You’ve gotta be prepared that if you’re not doing well, nobody’s there for you. And if you are, you’ll have everyone around you. When they’re all there, it’s handled differently. But when you’re alone, it’s sad to accept the fact that they don’t want you anymore.”
Aishwarya Rai even said that she kept getting offers from the movie industry and she kept rejecting them as it was the next stepping stone after modeling. She was even offered Raja Hindustani which could have been her debut film but she passed the offer. She accepted the offer for Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar which was released in 1997. For Hindi films, she made her debut in the same year with Bobby Deol in Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.