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06-28-2010, 10:51 AM #1
Aishwarya Rai: Super flop in Hollywood
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is top actress in Bollywood at present. She started out as a model, then became a beauty queen and then walked into the movie industry.
She did movies in Bengali, Tamil, and Hindi language.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Jeans , Iruvar, Taal, Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, Mohabbatein, Devdas, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Khaki are some of the hit movies of Aishwarya Rai.
In Bollywood Aishwarya Rai did many movies that received both critical and commercial success and there are movies which are not commercially successful but received rave reviews from the critics.
However, the actress has not been so lucky in her Hollywood outing. She did few Hollywood movies but none of them were either commercially successful or received critical appreciation. Still, she is taking up Hollywood assignments.
Her first major Bollywood outing was Bride & Prejudice. Directed by Gurinder Chadha, the movie was adapted from Jane Austenís popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. The movie failed miserably in abroad and in India.
This was followed by her second venture, The Mistress of Spices. This movie was based on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruniís novel by the same name. In the movie, she was paired up with Dylan McDermott. This movie also failed miserably. It failed to receive either any commercial or critical success.
Aishwarya Rai then tried her luck again in 2007 by doing two Hollywood movies. She appeared in Jag Mundhra directed Provoked. The movie is based on the real life story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an NRI woman who killed her husband after facing domestic violence. Of all her Hollywood movies, this movie received some positive reviews from the critics.
That same year, she also did an action movie titled The Last Legion. The movie was directed by Dough Lefler and produced by Dino De Laurentiis and other. The movie was based on a 2003 Italian novel by the same name written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Aishwarya Rai appeared with Sir Ben Kingsley. She played the role of a warrior from Kerala. This movie was not commercially successful and received poor reviews from the critics.
In 2009, Aishwarya Rai appeared in Pink Panther 2. In this detective comedy film, Aiswharya Rai played the antagonist. The movie did fairly well at the box office but Aishwarya Rai did not have a significant presence in the movie. The movie mainly focused on Steve Martin.
Even after her string of failures, the actress in receiving lots of offers to work in Hollywood movies. The recent buzz is that in her next Hollywood outing she would play the role of a Spy Princess.
Aishwarya Raiís latest Bollywood movie Raavan was not commercially successful but she received good reviews for her acting. She simultaneously shot the movie in two different languages.
Aishwarya Rai is very much successful in Indian cinema but she is not successful in Hollywood. Though the Indian media created lots of hype and hooplas about her working in Hollywood movies, the truth is Aishwarya Rai is a big failure in Hollywood.
It is better that instead of taking up meaningless Hollywood assignments, she focus more on Indian movies.
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06-28-2010, 09:52 PM #2