Aishwarya Slams Nick Use; Smiles Over Ramp Highs! By movietalkies

Friday Oct 8 3:13 PM

Get this clear, Rai…ght away. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan does not fancy being called “Ash”… and asserted the stance, post her recent stunning appearance on the ramp, after a hiatus of over 15 years.

“I’ve been trying to get rid of this nickname for years,” groans Aishwarya in a media talk. “It’s so sweet of Abhishek also to step in.” Reportedly, Abhy Boy too has ably requested the scribe tribe to refrain from referring to his spouse by the irksome nick.

Even as Aishwarya stepped onto the ramp as showstopper at the HDIL India Couture Week, sporting an awe inspiring creation styled up by Manish Malhotra, there was palpable excitement in the air. And love too rent the air… as Aishwarya blew kisses at her hubby during her catwalk.

Most canny folks imagined that Ash, oops…. sooorrrrryyyyyyy, Aishwarya’s appearance on the ramp was merely a strategy for greater spotlight since ‘Robot’ just released to thunderous applause and the actress has ‘Action Replayy’ and ‘Guzaarish’ on the anvil.

Expecting the query, she states, “I promise you that’s not the case. If only you see the number of SMSs and pings that we have exchanged over the years, about walking the ramp for Manish, you’ll know that this is the only one that could have worked out. Since I stopped active modelling, I’ve only walked the ramp for brands that I endorse.”

Reportedly, Karan Johar and Shahab Durazi had both requested ARB to grace their ramps, thought paucity of time forced her to swat down the offers.

Asserting that she wasn’t a mite ruffled over walking the ramp, the actress is grateful for the moral support lent by the families. “My mother (Vrinda), husband and mother in law (Jaya Bachchan) were all there to support me, so I had to show them my love,” she states.

Meanwhile, pen pushers, scribes, wannabe writers, journos and wordsmiths… here’s another gentle reminder… ARB does NOT want to be called as “Ash.”

We’ve got your point Ma’am.

It’ll happen…. just Ash you want it…

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