When a newly crowned Miss World Aishwarya Rai was asked what she would do if she got a million dollars

In a throwback 1994 interview, after being crowned Miss World, Aishwarya Rai was posed with the hypothetical question - what would you do if someone gave you a million dollars? Read below to know what the 46-year-old actress had to say back then.
Aishwarya Rai was just 21 years of age when she was crowned Miss World in 1994.Aishwarya Rai was just 21 years of age when she was crowned Miss World in 1994.

It was on November 11, 1994, just a few days after her 21st birthday, when Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World. After her big win, there really was no looking back for the star, who went on to become a huge Bollywood actress with classics like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Jodha Akbar in her impressive repertoire. Back, when she won the title, Aishwarya never let go of her down to earth nature and it is evidenced in her throwback interview with NDTV.

A hypothetical question put forward to Rai was what would she do if someone gave her a million dollars. The actress replied that she definitely wouldn't answer it within a second and would give it days of thought while thinking about it seriously. When the reporter clarified that it was a frivolous question, Aishwarya continued, "I wouldn't be frivolous about it. I'd put it to practical use because it's one, hell a lot of money and you have to think about what you're going to do with it. You're not going to just indulge, indulge and indulge because after a point, what are you going to do, you know?"

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"It's a lot of money, you've got to think about it. When you're just granted money like this, when you think of the humanitarian aspect of it honestly, not just because I am Miss World. I'm not saying this only because of the title, but honestly, you have to direct this money towards something fruitful, something that would give you true joy, honestly. Because money comes and money goes," Rai added.

Furthermore, when quizzed what gives her true joy, Aishwarya earnestly said to NDTV that it was "touching people." The actress felt that it's how it helps you. While one can't buy happiness with money, Rai believes that you can help others and be happy. Aishwarya noted that money does play a big role in the world as it provides a lot of facilities to us and hence, you can get the "little bit of satisfaction and joy," by helping others.

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Years later, Aishwarya stays true to her testament!

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Anonymous 2 months ago

She has become shades lighter with every passing year. What a miracle!

Anonymous 2 months ago

She was so dark and ugly. She looks just like Aaradhya in this picture.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is she doing any charity work outside the house. There are a lot of needy people out there who would love her

Anonymous 2 months ago

There are many more beautiful women in this world, only thing they don't have time to indulge in this ridiculous competition, some times they are not aware, sometimes they don't like to expose.Some may be more beautiful than Aishwarya, only thing they don't get popularity.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sweet

Anonymous 2 months ago

Dont condemn. Look into the mirror..u think u are so perfect!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hope she helps the poor struggling without food and place to sleep. Only then it's worth to be called a human being. Beauty and other things will remain only till you reach the grave.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She was a simple ,beautiful girl. Loving it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

So cute. 1 million usd too much money.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Salman and Aish both are same. Both of them are interested in humanitarian work and charities. Wish they were together. God had some other plan.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Salman does charity while Aish only talks about it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She should then join her ex lover’s being human foundation. They both have same views.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Salman throws millions in charity. Aishwarya hasn't done anything for anyone except herself.

Anonymous 2 months ago

A very conniving and fake woman.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She’s would have spent those million dollars on cosmetic and plastic surgery to enhance her plastic beauty.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Skin lightening and green blue contact lenses

Anonymous 2 months ago

How I wish She divorse Abisheik and go back to her true love Sallu

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hoes like Aishwarya and Katrina follow him because they need him. Not his fault these desperate hustlers are so desperate to make it big.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You do know that she had a relationship with Amitabh and Abhishek at the same time she was playing with Vivek and Salman, you know that, right? 5 timing multiple men is just so DIGNIFIED lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

Your DIGNIFIED Aishwarya has always done 2-3 men at the same time. She didn't even spare Bachchan father and son.

Anonymous 2 months ago

But she was with him because she was desperate to get movies. What a cheap shameless ho yuck

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yuck no way this cheap shameless woman be with any man

Anonymous 2 months ago

Her true lover? Aishwarya doesn't love anyone except herself, her parents, and her daughter.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Eww. This s*ut Aish should be kept away from all men.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Eww. They looked good together, but Abhi + Aish = true love. People always say that Abhi is lucky to marry the beauty that is Aish, which is true. But Aish is also lucky to marry him, he is probably the most gentlemanly person in the entire Bollywood. She hit the jackpot.

Anonymous 2 months ago

And her true lover is doing 5 women at a time now. Not a fan of her but she chose the right person as life partner. She deserves all the happiness.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yuck no way no woman should be with that loser sallu

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ok sallu

Anonymous 2 months ago

Her most famous reply was to David Letterman when he asked if she still lives auth her parents or if adult Indians still live their parents. Her reply shut his mouth - Yes, we live with our parents and we also don't have to fix an appointment for dinner with them! That burnt Letterman! Lol!

Anonymous 2 months ago

She came across as bit*** and bitter. Letterman humiliated her every minute lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

While I agree that you should be independent blah blah, but what is your problem, if someone wants to live with their parents etc, none of your business, who are you to teach people how to live? They are adults and they can do whatever they want. So fO..

Anonymous 2 months ago

But at what conditions ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Pls that didn't shut Letterman, he was just shocked by the stupidity of her answer. Adult children living with their parents is a sign of co-dependency and its not helpful moving forward in life. When you are an adult independence is something you should strive for automatically. Is making appointments for anything including meeting your parents a bad thing? I don't think so just like any other important stuff. I dont know what hell will break loose if Ash and Abhi moved out and lived on their own, I seriously dont. This whole traditional joint family nonsense is detrimental to the growth of the family and I am sure Ash knows it all too well.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Aish is delusional if she thinks westerners dont have relationships with parents.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Overrated and plastic.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ash is a simple women but her beauty made her the most famous and beautiful girl on this earth.she is a down to earth women. That was the most interesting and lovely interview in YouTube. Love ash.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Aishwarya's PR used Julia Roberts name to spread her most beautiful woman tag rumor. Julia Roberts said that she hasn't even met Aishwarya and doesn't know who she is. Aish created another lie that she heard from someone that Julia Roberts called her most beautiful. Liarwarya and her shameless lies yuck

Anonymous 2 months ago

self appointed hmm thtswhy the miss world foundation declared her the the most beautiful miss world ever n tht french government honoured her n the government of Poland dedicated a flower to her name n n n ...The list is endless

Anonymous 2 months ago

So true. It was only used to hype her.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Loads of jealous women in Bollywood who were hoping for her not being an actress lolzzz... shes very humble and smart !! Xxx

Anonymous 2 months ago

Many do actually. One of them is Julia Roberts. She said that when she first saw Aishwarya in person.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Self appointed title most beautiful woman in the world. No one outside Bollywood refers to her as that

Anonymous 2 months ago

Like.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ash Ash Ash.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wow looks like pinkvilla also knows who is popular on their site that’s why Ash even at 47 gets most throwback back to back articles even more than the new age heroines ???

Anonymous 2 months ago

She was the most popular miss world in true sense.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Her answers are not for the dumb ones like you on pv.

Anonymous 2 months ago

But they are for her dumb fans like you on Pinkvilla.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That was one lovely interview on you tube @ 21 years she was so god damn smart, articulate & so well spoken . No wonder she is a miss world. And yes she started doing charity long back along with her father which is called Krishna rajfoundation....& sponsoring cleft surgeries for kids...also associated with cancer foundation. Well the biggest donation is that way back she was the first Bollywood celebrity to be associated with eye donation. A big fan

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is no foundation on her father's name. Her parents are tax evaders who have not done any charity. Aishwarya has not sponsored any cleft surgeries. She's just a brand ambassador for Smile Train which means she dresses up and attends events for the camera.

Anonymous 2 months ago

she can never give a straight answer back then and now.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I thought her reply was really smart tho.

Anonymous 2 months ago

her big mouth is a off...rest of her is fabulous

Anonymous 2 months ago

Big round brown face which she passed down to her daughter

Anonymous 2 months ago

A very conniving and fake woman.

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