Aishwarya Rai is quite literally the most famous Indian actress of our generation. She is definitely one of the more celebrated personalities across the globe. Even today, even after she has taken years off acting, just her name would create enough media buzz to fill out cinema halls. 

But it wasn't always that way. In this old interview, Aishwarya talks about getting started in showbiz, the challenges of acting, filmmaking, being a responsible celebrity among other things. 

On if she always knew people told her how pretty she was growing up: 

Aishwarya also talks about early modelling assignments and how she got her first job as a model. 

The brief interview also touched on how life changed for the actress after she become Miss World. 

When the interviewer asked her if the camera loved her or did she love it more, she had the perfect reply. 

She further elaborated on how important the camera is to the business she is in and what it means to the people making movies. 

She also touched on how she started viewing movies after being involved in the process and how she appreciates every aspect of filmmaking. 

You can watch the whole interview here: 

We never see actors/actresses get this candid anymore. There's just such honesty and dignity in the way Aishwarya Rai answers these questions that help you understand why she has been so loved by millions for so many years.