7 Films That Show Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Is One Of India’s Best Crossover Actors

Instagram/Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; imdb

​On Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 49th birthday, let’s take a look at her remarkable regional films that prove she’s one of India’s best crossover actors.

​1. Iruvar

​ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan began her acting career with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’ in 1997. It was a dream debut for the actress, in which she got to star opposite Mohanlal and also played a double role.

​2. Jeans

​In 1998, the actress featured opposite actor Prashanth in S Shankar’s romantic comedy ‘Jeans’. Her beauty and songs shot at picturesque locations across the world turned out to be the major highlight of the film.

​3. Kandukondain Kandukondain

​After delivering massive hits in Bollywood in the late ‘90s, the actress shared the screen with Mammootty in Rajiv Menon’s romantic drama ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’ in 2000. The film was based on Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

​4. Chokher Bali

​In 2003, the actress received critical acclaim for her performance as Binodini, a widow who refrains from conforming to regressive societal norms. The film was directed by Rituparno Ghosh and was based on the adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s novel 'Chokher Bali'.

​5. Raavanan

​In 2010, the actress received critical acclaim for her performance in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil action-drama ‘Raavanan’. She starred opposite Chiyaan Vikram and Prithviraj Sukumaran in the film.

​6. Enthiran

​The same year, the actress starred in another Mani Ratnam blockbuster ‘Enthiran’ opposite superstar Rajinikanth. The film essays the story of a robot ‘Chitti’ who falls in love with the scientist's girlfriend played by Bachchan. The film earned Rs 300 crore worldwide.

​7. PS - 1

​The film marks Bachchan’s fourth film with Mani Ratnam, in which she plays the character of Pazhavoor Queen Nandini. The film is based on the novel by late Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamurthy, and her performance received massive plaudits from critics and fans.

No Smoking Day 2024: Bollywood Celebs Who’ve Stubbed It Out For Good

Instagram/featured celebs

All That Kriti Sanon Revealed On The ‘Koffee With Karan 7’ Couch

Instagram/Kriti Sanon

National Pizza Day 2024: What Do Your Favourite Stars Love?

Instagram/1jnnf,kareenakapoorkhan

Hrithik Roshan And Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha Trailer Is Brutal

All Images - IMDB and Instagram/Radhika Apte

7 Best Johnny Depp Movies And His Iconic Characters

Shutterstock

9 Best Queer Films Hindi Cinema Has Given Us So Far

All Images - IMBD

Ramzan Special: 5 Top Delectable Dishes Which Are A Must-try In Hyderabad

shuttershock

7 Bollywood Celebs Who Preferred A House Wedding Over Big Fat Destination Wedding

Credit: Instagram/Alia Bhatt and Instagram/Yami Gautam

How Bollywood Celebrated The Festival Of Karva Chauth 2022

Instagram/Featured Celebs

Sidharth Malhotra And Kiara Advani’s Relationship Timeline

IMDB, Instagram/Kiara Advani, Siddharth Malhotra