Aishwarya smoking on-screen in a career first with ‘Guzaarish’

Updated: Sep 10, 2010, 14:18 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Seems like Aishwarya Rai is not afraid of breaking out of the mould. The lissome actress is ready to smoke on-screen for the first time in her forthcoming film ‘Guzaarish’.

Rather a bold step in her Bollywood career, Aishwarya looks absolutely unperturbed with smoking scenes she pulls off in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus in which she’ll be seen opposite Hrithik Roshan.

A source close to the actress shared the information with a news daily, “Aishwarya is not really smoking in Guzaarish. It`s a very cute, funny and a very beautiful sequence where she is trying to smoke when she doesn`t know how to”.

There is buzz that the real reason why the theatrical trailer for ‘Guzaarish’ was not released with ‘We Are Family’ on September 3 because the producers were not sure how the public would react to Aishwarya smoking.

Now the promos will debut with Siddharth Anand`s ‘Anjaana Anjaani’, due for release on September 24.

Interestingly, Aishwarya plays a nurse in the film. In that case - a health worker shown smoking may not be a very good start after all.