Aishwarya Rai: Not dolling up

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By Hindustan Times

MUMBAI, Nov. 25 -- Good morning my lovely chocolate crystals! How goes it? I guess the weather bureau needs to get its act together - untimely rains once again have forced me to stay put at home. I hate stepping out in soggy weather yaar! Anyway, before I get into whine mode, here's what you gotta know about the hots and nots in Bollywood this morning. Read on...

For starters, some seriously trustworthy jasoos types has informed me that before Katrina Kaif could have a Barbie Doll modelled on her, the offer had been made by the toy manufacturers to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. That's startling!

It seems that Mrs Bachchan, confident of her upcoming movies back then, refused to have a doll modelled on her for little girls to play with. Now, with three colossal flops behind her in one calendar year, (read Raavan, Action Replayy and Guzaarish), and one hit (Enthiran/ Robot), which isn't even credited to her, I'm told that the actor who never promotes her films adequately, is twiddling her thumbs and even cursing herself for not having taken up the offer. If she had, jasoos says, she would have at least have been top of the mind with a lot of her fans. Well, sometimes, a little late can be too late lady!