Sushmita Sen speaks about rivalry with Aishwarya Rai


Bollywood beauties turned actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sushmita Sen, who had made the country proud in 1994 by winning the Miss World and Miss Universe crowns respectively, are set to work together for the first time.

A recent report published by a leading daily says that adman Prahlad Kakkar, who is making his directorial debut with ‘Happy Anniversary’, has approached Sushmita Sen for the film as well. According to earlier reports, Aishwarya and her hubby dear Abhishek Bachchan, too, have been approached for the movie.

When asked whether ‘Happy Anniversary’ would be the comeback film for Ash, Kakkar reportedly had said, “Well, I don’t care if my film is her comeback film or not. It’ll just be good to have her on board, but she has to lose a little more weight, as she has to play a 21-year-old and reach till the age of 29 in the film. She’ll also be seen pregnant with twins in between.” says “Right now it’s difficult for her to do all that because she’s a very hands-on mom. Her daughter (Aaradhya) is still very young, and it’ll be a logistical nightmare for her to travel or stay out of town for two months to shoot outdoor,” he added.

Reportedly Susmita said, “Aishwarya, I am looking forward to working with you! The truth is that Prahlad, Ash and I go back a long way... to our (1994) beauty pageant days.”

“I’ve never known her well enough to call her a friend. But I think she is a great human being. In those days, our lives ran parallel. Later, we chose different paths. But there was no rivalry. I live my life loving people,” she added.

Kakar joined advertising in 1971, as an accounts executive in a Delhi company and after a year, he was transferred to the company’s Bombay office. In 1972, he joined the renowned feature director, Shyam Benegal, as an assistant director for such films as ‘Ankur’, ‘Manthan’, and ‘Bhumika’.

After getting trained under Shyam Benegal, Mandeep Kakkar and Ravi Uppor, the adman formed Genesis Film Productions in 1977. Genesis Film Productions is considered as one of the most highly regarded ad film making agencies in India.

Kakkar is best known for his work on the famous Pepsi television commercial with Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar. The ad guru is famous for his honest and outspoken nature.


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