Abhishek and I don’t do just one kind of cinema
Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says she and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan share similar sensibilities when it comes to doing films and they don’t restrict themselves to a particular genre.
Abhishek and Aishwarya are busy with their respective films - Housefull 3 and Sarbjit.
“Both Abhishek’s film Housefull 3 and my film Sarbjit are completely different. As actors, both Abhishek and I thoroughly enjoy this (comedy) kind of genre. We as actors don’t do one kind of cinema and this is what we both share in common,” said Aishwarya. Directed by Sajid-Farhad, Housefull 3 is scheduled to hit theatres on June 3.
“The fact that it’s a such a huge successful franchise (Housefull 3), it means it is succeeding in entertaining the audience. I have seen a couple of scenes of Housefull 3 as we were dubbing in same area, so Abhishek and Akshay called to see the scenes and it’s a laugh riot,” Aishwarya said.
The 42-year-old actor has shown versatility by doing all kind of films in her career. “As an actor I have always been open to doing all kinds of cinema. Just as much serious is intense work, I have always said comedy is serious work as well for the artists, writers and director. It is wonderful when that kind of cinema evokes that kind of reaction. It means that they (team) have managed to hit the spot,” she said.
Post her sabbatical, Aishwarya’s film Jazbaa released which was a crime thriller. She is now charged up for Sarbjit, a biographical drama. She would also be seen in Karan Johar’s romantic-drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
“It’s a genre (comedy) that is celebrated for what it is...it’s out there, in the face, big picturisation for songs, etc. So that’s the genre that the audience enjoy thoroughly. We are also audience when we watch a film,” she said. In real life, the Dhoom 2 actor thinks at times people don’t get her funny side correctly. “Sometimes people get the humour (she does) and sometimes they don’t,” she added.
Aishwarya, who is busy promoting her upcoming film Sarbjit, said she was not under stress about her red carpet look at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. “I was not nervous (for the look at the Cannes) as it has been 15 years representing L’Oreal here. I have been a part of the jury here for two years or so and had come here for Devdas.
“I belong to showbiz forever so plain dress up has become a way of life depending upon the occasion,” said Aishwarya. The former Miss World was not bothered by the fashion police as she walked the red carpet at the festival.
“I am an actor by my career choice. I enjoy fashion and I treat it like art and I have a life, a family. So, I am not focusing on all of this. So it (look) doesn’t stress me out.. It doesn’t get me nervous.. I am a professional,” she added.
Thanks to her hectic schedule, Aishwarya was busy promoting her film and could not get enough time to look at the wardrobe. “I did not have the time to look at all the choices that the fashion industry was wonderfully keen on spoiling me with, because I was very busy with Sarbjit promotions,” she said.
“But within the little collection I had gone through I was prepared for some pieces that had come handy because when we come here it’s just that we have to nosedive into the schedule that is pre-planned. But I am having fun with it,” she added.
The 42-year-old actor jokingly said she keeps teasing everyone that one day she will walk in white shirt and jeans on the red carpet. Sarbjit, a film about a sister’s fight for getting justice for her brother, who is convicted and sentenced to death in Pakistan was screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
The film is narrated through the perspective of Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, played by Aishwarya. Aishwarya, turned heads at the red carpet event wearing a studded champagne coloured couture gown by Kuwait’s designer Ali Younes. On day two, she looked gorgeous in a red gown.
On another occasion, she was also seen in a heavily embellished floor-sweeping, golden-brown coloured ‘bandhgala’ jacket. The actor also made heads turn with a pop lilac lip colour, paired with an embellished light pink Rami Kadi dress.