Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth both worked together in Robot and not caring about the major age gap, fans loved their unconventional on-screen pairing. We happened to stumble upon an old interview of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, wherein the actress had drawn a comparison between Rajinikanth aka her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan, who himself is a megastar.
During her talk with DNA, Aishwarya had said,
“Rajini sir, like Pa (Amitabh Bachchan), is a professional and humility personified. There was no age factor. They are both legendary actors due to their body of work. Hence, their cinema becomes exciting to the viewers. Rajini sir’s humility is a lesson to learn.”
It was during the same interview that Aishwarya cleared one thing on behalf of her female fellows from Bollywood. According to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood actresses get attracted to the south Indian film industry not because of the unavailability of work in Bollywood but because of the fact that they love the scripts, which are offered to them by the south directors.
These were her words,
“There is a misconception that people do movies down south because they don’t get work here. But, I am an open minded actor. I sign movies for the characters that are offered to me.”
Aishwarya also discussed about the topic of her being active in film industry even after tying the knot. As per her she considers herself fortunate enough that directors are still approaching her with the scripts.
“There have been actresses who continue to work post marriage and you can pull out several names in different decades. However, in recent times it was becoming a preconceived idea that probably leading ladies would not continue to work. I never paid attention to this even as a single girl.”
This Devdas Actress concluded her interview by saying,
“I am fortunate to have met like-minded professionals. I may want to work after marriage, but there should be directors who want to work with me. My faith has been kept by the people I worked with. Nobody changed their mind. Directors came to me with scripts.”