Aishwarya on why make-up is so important for her

Bollywood beauty claims putting on her lipstick, mascara sets the mood for the rest of her day


Entertainment Desk May 22, 2017
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Bollywood superstar and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been representing India at the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade now. She’s done her part once as a jury member, then for a movie and multiple times as the ambassador for a prominent cosmetic brand.

Considering her status as an international celebrity, it’s no wonder that wearing make-up daily is part of Aishwarya’s lifestyle. After all, she belongs to the glamour industry. But instead of growing tired of it, the Devdas actor says feels makeup is as effective as music for setting her mood for a day, reported Yahoo!

The world has seen the blue-eyed beauty in many different avatars through her films, whether it was a vulnerable prisoner in Provoked, a beautiful Bengali girl in Devdas, the young Gujarati in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam or an angry sister in Sarbjit. But in every film, make-up has played a crucial role in building up Aishwarya’s on-screen looks.

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"I think we all love to play with colours to create something that reflects on every creative aspect of life, be it make-up, be it fashion... It works like a mood-uplifter. So, I think make-up is like music, it's like a creative energy, it uplifts and sets your mood," Aishwarya said in a recent interview from Cannes Film.

The actor, who always experiments with her lip colours and eye shadows and at times, gets criticised for doing so, also spoke about how she celebrates the power of make-up as part of her daily life. "We are in a profession where we are working day and night and still have to meet people in a certain way. I might have a sleepless night with my child but the next day, when I am going for a professional meeting, people shouldn't get the vibe that ‘Oh God! She is tired'," Aishwarya said. "There comes the make-up. I get ready every morning with my lipstick, mascara and basic make-up. That gets me a fresh energy. I also think that since I have been working for so many years now, it has become a part of my life."

For the last couple of years, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan’s daughter Aaradhya has been accompanying her mother at the gala. At the red carpet on Saturday night, the little girl was seen walking along like a style diva with her mother. Is she little one also getting familiar with the grandeur?

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"Well, I think yes, she understands the fact that we get photographed everywhere we go, at the airport, outside our house. She knows that we go places and sees our posters everywhere,” said Aish. “I think Aradhya is quite aware but I do not sit down and talk about these things. There are certain things in her that make me smile, like when fans come to me with a selfie request, at times she photo bombs them. At times, she asks me, 'Mama, not me na?' as she knows I keep requesting shutterbugs not to click her pictures.”

In fact, a recent airport photography of the mother and daughter that went viral also has a story behind it. "When I saw the picture, I asked her, ‘Who were you waving your hands at?'. She said, ‘No Mama, I was telling them, no photo please!'. Isn't it cute? She is very spontaneous."

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Aishwarya's Devdas was also screened this time at Cannes, after first getting screened in 2002. Talking about it, she said, "It is so special. I came to Cannes for the first time as an Indian actress with Devdas and I still enjoy watching it. I still get messages from people. It is wonderful to recount that memory this year."

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Bunny Rabbit | 4 years ago | Reply wow she sounds honest for a change. usually these actresses and models end up saying - i like home made products .. my mum rubs cherries on my lips .. i wear make up only if required .. i dont like it .. blah .. blah ..
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