Aishwarya Rai completes 2 decades in movies: Rekha writes heartfelt letter in tribute

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It was in the year 1997, when Aishwarya Rai made her first big-screen debut alongside Mohanlal in the Tamil political drama, 'Iruvar.' The same year, she appeared in her first Hindi feature opposite Bobby Deol in the romance drama, 'Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.'

As the former Miss World and beauty queen completed her two decades in the industry, guess who has come out to celebrate her longevity as a B-town leading lady? - It is none other than the fabulous and glamorous, Rekha.

The celebrated on-screen icon wrote a heartwarming letter as a tribute to Aish, which has appeared on a recent issue of Femina.

Applauding her for coming a long way in a career filled with several ups and downs, Rekha also celebrated Aish's endearing role of a mother to her 6 year old daughter, Araadhya.

Here is what the 'Umrao Jaan' actress wrote in her letter:

My Ash,

"A woman like you who is in harmony with her spirit is like a flowing river, never stagnant. She goes where she wants to without pretence; and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. People may forget what you said, they may also forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. You are a living example that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently! Your deep strength and pure energy introduces you even before you speak!"

Rekha then continues to applaud Aish for, what she considers 'her greatest role' in life' - being mother to her only daughter with Abhishekh Bachchan.

"You’ve come a long way, baby. Having endured many hurdles, like the phoenix you rise! And I cannot pen down in words how proud I am of that little ‘cool’ moon-faced girl who took my breath away the very instant I first laid my eyes on her. You always gave better than the best to all the roles you were bestowed with but my most cherished character of yours is the role of the complete ‘Amma’ that you are, to the little bundle of pure joy called Aaradhya."

She then concludes the letter by showering several blessing on her way.

"Two decades of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- wow!," she write.

"Aashirwads and duas I wish for you more goodness and blessings; much more than your heart can contain! Love you. Jeete raho. Rekha Maa"

What a tribute. And coming from someone like Rekha - who Aish has herself looked-upto for so many years, this just gets more weight on it. 

Happy 20th Aish.

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