Earlier on this year, Nakshatra found glamorous and beautiful actress to replace Aishwarya,who has been their brand ambassador, and become the next diamond queen. Similarly as the “Barbie Replacement”, Katrina Kaif again bagged another great endorsing opportunity; the opportunity to endorse Nakshatra.
Finally Aishwarya has spoken out. At a recent press meet, Ash sought to clear the air about Katrina Kaif replacing her as the brand ambassador of a diamond jewellery brand.
“I would like to say this loud and clear; I chose not to renew my contract with the jewelry brand. I had a contract with another brand under which that particular jewelers came. Once they parted ways, I decided not to endorse them anymore” she said.
Aishwarya also confirmed that no one dropped her but infact she herself chose not to renew contracts again. Aishwarya went on to give the example of her cola endorsement. Both Big B and Abhishek were endorsing the rival cola brand and thus, Aishwarya did not want to confuse consumers.
Unlike others, marriage doesn’t seem to have slowed her down. “Earlier, it was tough for a heroine to get work after marriage. Their so-called brand value would depreciate. That didn’t happen with me, as I’ve always aspired to push the envelope,” she explains.
But she does not take the credit for this alone. “I have to thank the professionals I’ve worked with. They were not regressive and changed with times,” she says.
But now that she is married into the first family of Bollywood, doesn’t she want to take it slow? “I have a secret pride, you know. I’ve always wanted to work after marriage and I couldn’t see why that should change after I tied the knot,” says Ash, while adding immediately, “Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not a hardcore feminist. I’m a humanist.”
Spoken like The Queen Diva..