What is this we hear? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan revealing a secret? For those who have known Aishwarya and have followed her career and (ahem) life, it comes as a surprise when one reads a secret coming out of her mouth. The actress concealed the fact that she was dating Abhishek Bachchan for months before their ‘sudden’ engagement in January 2007. A secret revealed by herself is such a rarity that one has to take a deep breathe to realise what was just said.
All my chitter-chatter aside, it was recently revealed that former Miss World and International superstar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose to do the Hollywood film, Pink Panther 2, because of her admiration for Peter Sellers, the British comedian who played Inspector Clouseau in four Pink Panther movies. Aishwarya says “I loved Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series when I was a kid and watched these films. It was hilarious, a laugh riot and a thorough family entertainer. People across different age groups love The Pink Panther because the films always bring a smile to one’s face.”
She added she said yes because she thought it would be a fun film to work on, “When I was offered this film, I was really excited as for me I was doing something which I have loves seeing as a child. It was a fun film which I would enjoy working in. The film did not require me to do intense acting and I did not have to look forward to scoring points as it had an ensemble cast of terrifically talented actors. I wanted to have a good time with all of them and I said a yes to the project. I’m not expecting critical acclaim or something from this film since the film is not about me, it’s about Steve Martin and The Pink Panther.” The film opens on February 6th.
It wasn’t much dirty but hey, a secret is a secret after all, right? Let’s hope she’s just as open to other questions like: How did she prepare for her World Peace speech at the Miss World pageant?