There is a special variety of tulips in the Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands, which was named after Aishwarya Rai in celebration of her beauty in 2005.
Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian actor to be on the Cannes Film Festival Jury, one year after her appearance at the festival for the premiere of Devdas (2002).
Aishwarya Bachchan’s favourite subject was zoology, and she was initially considering a career in medicine, before eventually getting into modelling and acting.
Aishwarya Rai was offered the role of Tina in Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), which eventually went to Rani Mukerji. Rai was also replaced by Mukerji in Chalte Chalte (2003).
Aromatherapy is one of her favourite ways to unwind after a long day. She said in an interview, “Spa treatments with aromatic oils like sandalwood are great for soothing your skin; chamomile or lavender is great to relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia; eucalyptus or lemongrass keep infections at bay, and rosemary endows one with calm and clarity.”