Aishwarya Rai turns black beauty at ‘Maleficent’ trailer launch


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gets into her ‘Maleficent’ avatar at the trailer launch of the ‘Maleficent’ on Monday. She turns black beauty at the event and looks gorgeous. She kept her hair open. The actor lends her voice to the lead character Angelina Jolie toDisney’s upcoming film ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’.

The 45-year-old actor said Jolie has played the title character in a slightly theatrical manner. "There is a theatrical manner in which she says her lines, because of her physicality, the way she's created the character, that makes her speak in a certain way. First day, we did it like a match, almost the way she had done it and then we revisited some scenes to tweak and change it. So the entire exercise was very interesting and new... It's a classic story and has classic emotions which are addressed in the drama of it,” Aishwarya said.

French makeup artist and hairstylist Florian Hurel worked on Aishwarya’s look for the trailer. Sharing images of Aishwarya, he posted on Instagram, “@aishwaryaraibachchan_arb lend her voice as the Maleficent. And I tried to lend my hair skill for it.”

“Worked a revisited double French roll for the promo of The Maleficent by Disney @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb . @mickeycontractor @falgunipeacock,” he captioned another image of the Bollywood star. Hurel has earlier worked with Priyanka Chopra Jonas in The Sky Is Pink and Deepika Padukone for her recent magazine shoot.

Talking about Aishwarya’s involvement in the film, Bikram?Duggal of Disney India had said in a statement, “Looking at how Angelina Jolie fits Maleficent’s role down to the letter, it was hard to imagine anyone else essaying the character other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for our local audience. We wanted to build a strong connect and bring her character to life in Hindi and felt Aishwarya’s persona which is filled with elegance and poise would be a perfect blend.

'Maleficent' is slated to hit theatres on October 18.
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