Quotes said by Aishwarya

I was greedy about every moment in Cannes.

There has been a lot of speculation about my personal life, mainly because I do not like talking about my personal life. The day I want to do it, I will write a book and it will be one hell of a book.

I am an emotional person off-screen and would hate to hurt or snub someone.

I have openly told David Dhawan that his film is like a vacation for me, a paid holiday.

I know that if there is a role that I am suited for, I will be signed on. I will never go begging.

Honestly, I do not have the time, energy and workers to keep reiterating validations against every false story or allegation.

My first priority now is work. I have achieved a bit of what I wanted to do, as an actress. Now it is my time to grow as an artiste and does good quality work.

It is strange that Rakesh Roshan thinks I look older than Hrithik. In fact, he has approached me for all his home productions.

I believe that as an actress all my fears and phobias exist till I sign on the dotted line for a film.

I am here as an actor. That is my basic karma. As an actor, I am always seeking great roles.

I am very sensitive to the needs of my fans. They want to see fantasy and glamour, so I will always fulfill that by carefully choosing which Bollywood formula script I am going to commit to.

I am particular about everything I do. I do not wish to be defined in any particular way. Versatility is the key.

I do not wish to be trapped in one particular image.

I have been a part of the media glare since 1992. And today there are so many channels, so much more media that you do not know what stray comment is coming from where.

I do not believe in proving a point to anybody. Nobody is that important.

Ironically, my best of times have also been my worst of times.

Happiness is a relative term. It is the way you like to perceive it. Happiness plays a lot of hide-n-seek with me, but happiness and I are good friends.

I have not developed a rhino's hide. I am still sensitive to these things. I used to be really worked up and hurt in the beginning. Now, I just smile a lot and let things tide over. I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve.

I always knew I would be successful. Therefore, there was no element of surprise.

I am not a tease. I do not go around fluttering my eyelashes and wrapping men around my little finger.

I have been excited, honest, earnest, enthusiastic about whatever course my life has taken, but never anxious about the results. Because when you have given your best, you do not need to bother.

I am told that I have transcended the demands of the box office. However, honestly, I am not aware of it. If that is so then I am thankful to God and extremely grateful to my audience. Their faith in me has prevented me from crumbling during the bad times.

When you go through a lot, it is very easy to sink. Staying afloat can be very tough. At that point, which straws you grab at is what defines your next moment. Moreover, there are some very easy straws to help you escape life. The tough part is to stay attuned to reality.

I would say, the quality to speak volumes without really being that verbose - innate strength and silent conviction.

Quotes said about Aishwarya

Abhishek Bachchan - This is my second film with Ash. This time around we understood each other better as co-stars and friends. She has given an incredible performance. I hope to work with her again.

Vivek Oberoi - She is a true friend, an honest critic and a wonderful co-star. All I know is that Ash is a dear friend and I believe that friendship means being there for each other at all times and I am not willing to change my belief.

Amitabh Bachchan - I would love to romance Aishwarya Rai. However, I am 58 now. Therefore, I have to play her father.

Sushmita Sen - The first few makers always signed Aishwarya and me as Miss World or Miss Universe. It was later that they signed us for our talent or our face.

Rani Mukerji - And Aishwarya Rai is my jaan. I adore her. She is my 4 am friend. When we were at the world concert tour last September, Twinkle Khanna had nicknamed Ash and me Siamese twins because we were together constantly. Like me, Ash too has been victimized by some presswallahs who have labeled her everything from a snob to a calculating person. The media cannot digest the fact that Ash is so beautiful and yet so warm.

Aamir Khan - When I was offered the film (The Rising), nobody else was cast. However, I think she has a lot of potential as an actress and a star. She is extremely popular here and has the potential of winning over an audience outside India. She is talented and extremely good looking, and bigger than Julia Roberts in terms of fans.

Chandrachur Singh - Aishwarya refusal to kiss me was nothing personal.

Diya Mirza - Any kind of comparisons is unfair because that makes your capabilities that much smaller when matched to a superstar's. Aishwarya is a fabulous looker. However, I feel bad when I am compared to her.

Bobby Deol - She is so beautiful. Even though she was a newcomer, there was a buzz about her. I think she is the most beautiful Miss World to date. We were shooting at Switzerland for Aur Pyar Ho Gaya, and people there would stop to just stare at her. Such is her aura. We got along well on the sets of Aur Pyar Ho Gaya.

Subhash Ghai - Aishwarya has terrific body language. She is a more graceful dancer than both Manish Koirala and Mahima Chaudhary.

Ajay Devgan - It is feels good. We get along well together. It is fun working with her.

Sushmita Sen - I have no hang - ups about doing a film with Aishwarya Rai. However, we should get equal footage.

Neha Dupia - I would definitely say it is Aishwarya Rai. I think she has made the most successful transition.

Rani Mukherjee - Basically there is no problem from my side because I still love her a lot. I have shared very good moments with her personally. In addition, I would not let small issues get into our relationship because life is too short and has no place for such petty issues.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Ash is a marvel to work with and she is a close friend today. I am very happy that we have made such a good film. She has all the ingredients to be a superstar ala Monroe! I consider her a fine actress, and am certain that she will get better with every film.

Rituparno Gosh - She is one of our finest performers today.

Raima Sen - Working with Rituparno and Ash was a double delight.

Rahul Bose - The first actors to cross over will be women. Aishwarya Rai could be Moroccan, Spanish, Italian, Thai, and Lebanese. The conquering of America has not happened yet, but it is going to happen soon.

Tanuja Chandra - There is so much in her that is untapped. I will get inside her skin and make her lose her inhibitions completely. She has a certain zing and I need someone who can be madly spontaneous.

Tabu - Working with Ash was a fascinating experience too. I like the way she is growing into a very good actress, much better than some of the actresses who call themselves good actresses but end up as mannequins and dolls.

Shekar Kapur - She has dignity. She reminds me of Nargis or Madhubala.

Martin Henderson - When Hollywood women are so exposed - when you see ass cheeks hanging out on MTV, for God's sake - there is something wonderful about a woman who is sensible and refined, mysterious and sensual.

Jackie Shroff - Aishwarya too is a friend and I think that she is one of the most gorgeous girls that I have seen in my life - after my wife! In fact she is a very devoted performer too and definitely going to go down in the history of Indian Cinema, just like Madhubala.

Hrishita Bhatt - Look at Aishwarya. When she did films like Jeans and Aur Pyar Ho Gaya, she was categorized as "wooden", but where are the people who gave her this label after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam?

Rajiv Menon - After Aishwarya Rai gave two huge hits in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Taal, many of her films that were in sleep mode suddenly woke up. Therefore, she had to devote time to those films that caused us a delay of around four to five months. Moreover, Ash has given a great performance.

Priyanshu Chatterjee - Firstly, it was the beauty of the role. Secondly, it was opposite Aishwarya Rai.

Manisha Koirala - Aishwarya was quite competent. I know she was panned mercilessly in her first few films. However, she is around for just a couple of years. Soon, she will become seasoned.