In India, the number of stars trumps the number of actors but only a handful of few falls into the intersection and one among those highly talented superstars is ‘Aishwarya Rai’. Here is the list of top Aishwarya Rai Movies selected from her vast filmography that prove her mettle as one of the great actresses ever to have adorned the big screens in India. You can watch some of these best Aishwarya Rai movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Whirlwind romantic affairs of the lead actors to the heavy downfall of symphonies is a widely celebrated success formula in Bollywood. The grandiosity of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ perfectly coincides with the expectation of the mass audience in India. Aishwarya Rai plays the graceful Nandini, daughter of a classical music maestro. Her life couldn’t be more content with her father’s charming music recitals but the abrupt entry of Sameer (played by Salman Khan) disrupts Nandini. She is forced to give up her room to Sameer and she starts to develop a sense of unidentified attraction towards which consists of both of them playing pranks on each other and eventually ends up falling in love. Sanjay Leela Bhansali bloats their new-found romance in the backdrop of grand occasions such as weddings and festivals. The second disruption in the story line comes as Nandini’s father disapproves of her relationship with Sameer as he has already fixed her marriage with Varnraj (played by Ajay Devgan). ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ might be a conglomeration of all essential Bollywood elements such as family relationships, emotional conflicts and melodious songs. Aishwarya Rai also won a Filmfare Award along with many other accolades for her performance in this movie.
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9. Taal (1999)
This is another movie in the list where Aishwarya Rai plays the daughter of a singer but here she is from a family of low social status in the eyes of her love interest’s father. Aishwarya Rai plays Mansi, who falls in love with Manav (played by the handsome Akshaye Khanna). Director Subhash Ghai has done an impeccable job in casting both the lead actor as their romance doesn’t fall into cliche but succeeds in building an emotional bonding with the audience. Manav’s father is quite distressed to accept the fact that his son is in love with a girl who is from a low social status as per his norms and decides to take his family to Mumbai. A sequence of events involving insulting and rift between two families results in Mansi abandoning her relationship with Manav. The plot takes an interesting turn when Mansi meets Vikrant Kapoor (played by Anil Kapoor), a popular music composer and a huger fan of her father’s work. What follows next is the rise of Mansi as a popular singer and how Manav’s cloud of guilt thickens for losing her.