Saturday, October 9, 2010

"Call me Aishwarya, not Ash!"

The ravishing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walked the ramp for fashion designer Manish Malhotra on the first day of HDIL Couture Week in Mumbai.

Aishwarya looked divine in a voluminous white lehenga and cream corset. Usually the showstopper gets the most over-the-top garment but in this case it was such a relief! Her hair and make-up were perfect and she carried off Malhotra's creation with such élan. La Belle Magnifique!

Aishwarya revealed the backstage chaos hasn't changed since the time she started modelling. "Everybody is running about and getting their act together and there is so much energy. Even after doing so many shows Manish was nervous and I believe that it's a good nervousness. Because if you are a perfectionist that happens," the actress revealed.

When she took to the ramp, the first thing she did was not smile at the camera instead she blew a big kiss to Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and her mother Vrinda Rai who were seated in the front row. Aishwarya confessed, "When I came on the ramp I had to show them my love and do justice to Manish's design."

Robot released last week and Action Replayy is next. So we think Aishwarya's appearance on the ramp is the perfect way  for her to promote both films and fashion. However, she said, "Very, very honestly Manish and I have been talking about this for years and this time it just happened."

We couldn't help wondering why Abhishek was seated as a guest instead of being by her side on the ramp. "He was shooting and actually I am thankful that he managed to make it. He quickly wrapped up the shoot and came here. It wouldn't have been fair or professional to keep Manish waiting and uncertain just in case my husband wasn't able to make it," Aishwarya explained.

Talking of her husband, she added that Abhishek hates it when people call her Ash because he loves the name Aishwarya!