Five long years after Guzarish (2010), the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai made a comeback to films with the high octane action thriller Jazbaa. Explaining her long gap, Aishwarya said, I’m saying this in all honesty, I don’t know how many of you have been married, been mothers and working…we don’t realize how time flies by us. No idea at all. There have been several layers to my life since the beginning. Whether it was advertising, endorsing modelling, and social work apart from being an actor on screen. So I think I have always been a part of your (media’s) life, you’ll (media) have always been a part of my life. And that’s why I never felt I went away anywhere.
Talking about her daughter,Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said “Aaradhaya has been as much a part of my life as I have been in a part of hers. And I am around her all the time I can. I feel I am lucky that I can blur the line between work and personal life for my child. It made it easier to work simultaneously with motherhood.Talking about Jazbaa, the actor says, “Personally I am content the way Jazbaa has been made. I would have been glad to do Jazbaa five years ago and I will be glad to do it five years later because of the subject itself. The difference is if I would have done it 5 years earlier, I would have played a mother I would have imagined but now when I play a parent in any film I have an experience. Having said that I would have done Jazbaa anytime. Your journey from Iuvaar to today, “I am grateful that it has been my unique story to tell. My beginning could have been different, but now when I look back I am grateful to all the filmmakers, my colleagues, members of the media, critiques and my audience. You’ll have never made me feel otherwise irrespective of the box office results. And that’s very liberating for an artist and gives a sense of security to take up different projects with filmmakers and that is held true even today. Just like my audience I too hope, films live up to the promise.”
Asked about what she feels about women centric films in Bollywood, “God bless and let them keep coming. I am not going to question why.“ I think wonderful stories are being told. And we will achieve true empowerment and liberation when it breaks away even from that identity.” Aishwarya last release was Sarabjit.