Ash will be interviewed by veteran journalist Sir David Frost for his new show. He will also attend Amitabh Bachchan's birthday bash
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always been the international media's darling. Not only has she been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman in the past, buzz is that British journalist Sir David Frost is now all set to have the actress in the hot seat.
Our source says, `The veteran journalist is starting on his new show titled The Frost Interview and has lined up Ash as one of his first interviewees. Frost is also expected to attend Amitabh Bachchan's birthday party. He will arrive in Mumbai around the same time.`
Sir David Frost is best known for his interviews with former President Richard Nixon, which were made into a film and a play. The series of eight, one-hour interviews will feature a person who has changed, or contributed greatly to his or her line of work.
Our source adds, `Frost will also interview Sir Paul McCartney and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in separate episodes.`
Aishwarya Rai (Ash) is one of Bollywood's pre-eminent leading ladies. This Indian darling burst upon the world stage when her striking beauty, poise and commanding intelligence won her the Miss World crown in 1994. This former architecture major soon became one of India's most famous models, landing a prestigious Pepsi campaign and appearing in Vogue Magazine. India's top Bollywood directors were soon lining up to work with Ash. Her film debut in Mani Ratnam's The Duo (1997) received critical acclaim and her performance in ...Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997), directed by Rahul Rawail, garnered her the Best Female Debutante Award. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by FilmFare and Zee Cine for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Straight from the Heart (1999) in that same year, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her special appearance in Aditya Chopra's Mohabbatein (2000). In 2001 Ash was nominated for FilmFare's Best Actress Award for Satish Kaushik's Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000).
Ash's star continued to rise in 2002, working again with Sajay Leela Bhansali in Devdas (2002/I), the most ambitious and most successful film in Bollywood history. It became the first Bollywood picture to ever receive a special screening at that year's Cannes Film Festival and broke box-office records in India and the United States.
Ash had even more exciting opportunities in 2003. She became the first Indian actor to be a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the latest member of the elite L'Oreal Dream Team, joining renowned international beauties Catherine Deneuve and Andie MacDowell as L'Oreal's international ambassador. She graced the covers of India Today and the prestigious TIME Magazine, which also listed her on their list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World Today". She has graced numerous covers worldwide including the US, UK, China, Russia, Israel, United Emerites, Italy, Spain and France. Ash was also listed on Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Hot List", Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Women in the World", Stuff Magazine, FHM magazine, V-Life from Variety Magazine, GQ Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Harper's & Queen and countless others.
In 2004 Aishwarya took on the leading role in her first English-language film: Gurinder Chadha's Bride & Prejudice (2004). She also'became the first Indian female to be immortalized in wax at the world-famous Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London.
With over 17,000 websites dedicated to her, Ash finally launched her "Official Website" www.AishwaryaWorld.com
She began 2005 with appearances on "60 Minutes" (1968), "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) and the most watched television program in the world: "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1972)_. Her career continues to grow even stronger. She will soon be seen in _Mistress of Spices (2007)_ for director Paul Mayeda Berges, Jag Mundhra's Provoked: A True Story (2006), Sanjay Gadhvi's Dhoom:2 (2006) and legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis' The Last Legion (2007) opposite Colin Firth and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Queen of Bollywood is already becoming the talk of Tinseltown and is currently in negotiations on two major motion pictures.