Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: I have happily played mummy to Aaradhya and thrown work around here and there

During a media interaction at Cannes, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opened up about her films and choices, her comeback film Jazbaa and break from work.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen in the film Fanne Khan this year. The film also stars Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles. 

As reported by IANS, in an interaction with the media at Cannes Aishwarya opened up about the break she took from her work and her choices in films.

She revealed that during her school days, she was very girlish with her choices. "I think I was very school girlish in my choices. I was very good at keeping with schedules

,and because of that I kind of walked away from some very great films and opportunities because I would be sincere to schedules. Now when I think back, I should have maybe been more fierce and aggressive with wanting the films and allowed the schedules to figure themselves out as I have see a lot of colleagues have worked over the years."

She said that she has no regrets when it comes to films she has acted in. "There are so many stories to be told, look at the population of the world. There are enough films and enough work to do," said the actor.

Aishwarya made a comeback after a long time with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa (2015). The film, however, tanked at the box office. About the same, she states, "Recently, there was a colleague who asked me, 'Was 'Jazbaa' the comeback vehicle you wanted?' I was like, 'Guys, it was a script, I liked the idea and I went with it'. I don't want to play into how one has to go about things."

"I came in from Miss World, so because I experienced blast of stardom so early, I, from the very beginning -- from Mani Ratnam to date -- made choices from my heart, and tried being myself. I ended up doing my own thing and not following patterns that existed before, after or what is the natural trajectory of a leading lady in our industry. I think that's why people think I end up breaking preconceived norms. And that wonderfully continues," added Ash.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that she enjoys working and even being on a break. The Devdas actor said, "When I took a break with Aaradhya and even now, I get asked, 'Why don't we see more of you?' Yes, I want to do more films. I have been a little easy on my time planning. I have happily played mummy to Aaradhya and thrown work around here and there. Even now when I am offered a good script, I feel like doing but then I think, 'Let me take one more holiday this month. I will do the next one'. I think this attitude needs to change."

Credits: IANS

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for all the people out here who are sympathizing with aaradhya bachchan.....she is having a proper schooling and also a luxurious life and parents to take care of her....but there are millions of kids out there who dont have anything...if you have so much a big heart to sympathizing with everything....why dont u go out and do some thing for kids who really need something instead of posting your ultra fake sympathizing filled with jealousy posts here...

ironically it'd probbly be better if Ash was a fulltime working mom,because she'd give her daughter more space to exist and not behave in this obsessed manner

Nothing wrong with being fulltime mom but just accept it and step away from limelight then instead of lying about not signing films because of being oh so busy (or being on holidays...make up your mind Ash - which is it?). This is the problem with her and why people call her fake. She is ALWAYS in defensive mode justifying her actions from 20+ years ago till now. Modeling industry invited her, Bollywood invited her, Hollywood invited her, UN chased her for years to get her onboard but she never had time. Its like what are you trying to prove? If movies aren't working out there is no shame in that, just bow out gracefully and focus on your kid instead of making it look like filmmakers are falling over themselves to sign you because they clearly arent, else you wouldn't be talking only about movies you did and didn't do decades ago.

Good for Aradhya.

I feel bad for the child. So much pressure put on her by her mom. Has anyone ever heard such weirdest quotes from any mom or dad celebrities? She has totally gone crazy, insane and nuts.

Don't feel bad for Aradhya, she is in safe hands. Didn't hear Kareena or Rani's weird thoughts about their kids?

I feel bad for the child. So much pressure put on her by her mom. Has anyone ever heard such weirdest quotes from any mom or dad celebrities? She has totally gone crazy, insane and nuts.

too much drama. Bachchans deserve an award for spending so many years with this crazy woman!

This crazy anon is repeating the same nonsense with same words on every Ash article.

Forgot to take ur meds? Calm down.

Too much honest, that's Ash. She deserves an award for putting up with her husband's crazy family.

One Bachchan definitely deserves an award.

Motherhood isn't a ''play''. She thinks she is in a film in real life.

Lol..u went into her head to know what she "thinks"???

PV post this please

Nothing wrong with what she said. She is indeed playing the role of a mother-as in acting to be a mother.

Aishwarya has her priorities sorted out. I am happy to see her spending most of her time with her kid.

This is giving flashbacks to when Michael Jackson dangled his kid over the balcony!

Try harder, this strategy ain't working to bring Ash down.

as a person,she isnt very high aneways

Well, she is pretty much higher than most Bollywood actresses.

Where in the world she was getting offers?

Everywhere..U r not her manager to know what offers she was getting.

Everywhere..u r not her manager to know what offers she was getting..

Aishwarya is too protective of Aradhya, but I am glad she is choosing her daughter over anything else.

Is she ever going to stop talking about being miss world and having done movies with mani ratnam lloll

Tell media to stop asking questions related to these answers. Blame the media, not Ash.

She talks about it because she is asked questions about it.

Well because obviously, there aren't much "discussion - worthy " topics in her life. So, you can not blame the poor media either. Ash has left no scope for others. She is either talked about her (PLASTIC) beauty or merely those 2-3 films with some great directors (only during the beginning of her career) which she managed to inveigle with the virtue of her cunningness.

Watch the Worth It interview, she was asked about her personal life, her representation of India and Bollywood on International platform, her films(from Bollywood and Hollywood, for which she was signed by virtue of her talent, hardwork and professionalism), her hobbies, apart from her (NATURAL) beauty. And that's just one interview. Some of the media really knows how to have discussion, while most of the media is boring and repetitive.

I request PV to post this simple reply.

And she had nothing worthwhile to say about any of these things, repeating same script about honor of representing India w/ Devdas/jury, her journey in bollywood not being like a typical newcomer. bla blah. Oh and she dodged the question about hobbies because she clearly doesn't have any. If she cracked a book open once in a while she might learn about the world outside her bubble and have something interesting to say.

Yes I noticed that too about her hobbies answer.and she thought she was being funny and naughty and smarti by dodging that question with her Favorite dodging answer- should I tell that in public.So cringeworthy.

Yes I noticed that too about her hobbies answer.and she thought she was being funny and naughty and smart by dodging that question with her Favorite dodging answer- should I tell that in public.So cringeworthy.

Watch the Worth It interview, she was asked about her personal life, her representation of India and Bollywood on International platform, her films(from Bollywood and Hollywood, for which she was signed by virtue of her talent, hardwork and professionalism), her hobbies, apart from her (NATURAL) beauty. And that's just one interview. Some of the media really knows how to have discussion, while most of the media is boring and repetitive.

And she had nothing worthwhile to say about any of these things, repeating same script about honor of representing India w/ Devdas/jury, her journey in bollywood not being like a typical newcomer. bla blah. Oh and she dodged the question about hobbies because she clearly doesn't have any. If she cracked a book open once in a while she might learn about the world outside her bubble and have something interesting to say.

Thank u very much... Duniya pe ehsaan Kar rahi ho.. Gulluuuuuu :D

Welcome, but she never claimed so, she's just doing her motherly duties.

I love when she being honest !

Such an honest interview from the queen!

she's anything but honest

It's a beautiful thing that she chooses to be Mum to Aaradhya over everything else. Only feel that she is too clingy and over-protective. Clutching and holding her all the time, picking her out of the car, holding her around the shoulder...the little one can barely gather herself together. Give her space to breathe. She's a lovely child and Aishwarya, I'm sure, is an amazing Mom.

Love you Aishwarya

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