Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had done only a few films prior to 1999 and was waiting for her first major hit. In 1999, she took the leading role of Mansi, an aspiring singer, in Subhash Ghai's musical Taal. She was mentored by Subhash Ghai and delivered one of her best performances till date. Taal was a big hit in India as well as in the foreign market and catapulted Aishwarya to the league of big actors in Bollywood. Aishwarya Rai received a second Best Actress nomination for Taal that year at the Filmfare Awards ceremony.
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