Dec 10

Aishwarya Rai lauds Gujarat for rapid progress

Days before the assembly elections in Gujarat, Bollywood actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Sunday praised the growth witnessed by the state in the past years under Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi government, Zee News reports.Aishwarya Rai

Incidentally her father-in-law and Bollywood legend, Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador for Gujarat`s tourism department. “I am familiar with the incredible progress in Gujarat. The nation has been witnessing it and I am so glad that I am considered as part of the family here. It has been a long standing relationship, it became even closer from my film and I feel totally at home here,” said Aishwarya.

Modi, who is contesting from Ahmedabad`s Maninagar seat, will lock horns with Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt.

Maninagar is a Modi stronghold and he has held this seat since 2002. In 2007, he defeated the Congress candidate by around 75,000 votes. Gujarat will go to the polls in two phases on December 13 and 17. The counting of votes will take place on December 20. daily times monitor

Dec 10

Mehreen Syed ranked 10 World’s Sexiest Asian Women 2012 list

Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu since its origin. Mehreen Syed has now surprisingly joined the exclusive top 10s of Sexiest List 2012, while Bollywood queens Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherji were ranked 16th and 22nd respectively. The top 3s are still occupied by Priyanka, Kareena and Katrina respectively. Deepika Padoukone, who was #10 on the list last year, is now ranked at #4.mehreen syed

It is the first time in history of Newspaper that a Pakistani showbiz personality has joined the top 20s club. Asjad Nazir, UK’s most prevailing personality, TV host  and journalist was the chairman of the judging panel. During the polls, Asjad trended on twitter for 5 consecutive days, beating Bollywood icons like Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra.

Regarding the Pakistani Diva, Asjad said, “Super model turned television personality Mehreen Syed has been an amazing global ambassador for Pakistan in 2012 and won fans all over the world. Apart from being amazingly beautiful, she has an impressive list of achievements to be proud of including being in the top 10 of this year’s list. The fact that Mehreen is about to embark on an acting career means she will get an even bigger global presence and carry on representing her country internationally.”

May 26

Aishwarya dazzles in a sari in Cannes

Aishwarya Rai lived up to her Most Beautiful Woman title with her graceful appearance at Cannes. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai, who has been at the receiving end of critics for her post baby weight gain, lived up to her Most Beautiful Woman title with her graceful appearance at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival red carpet in a cream and gold sari.

The actress was spotted wearing a grey and white maxi by Australian designer Angelo Katsapis earlier in the day but later, she opted for a sari, designed by Indian designers Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla, for the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala.