Aishwarya Rai not worried about what the world thinks about the long gaps between her films: 'Blessed that I could focus on my family'
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan talks in a recent interview about being selective about films she signs and if long gaps between projects bother her.
Aishwarya Rai may be an annual attendee of the Cannes Film Festival who never fails at turning heads with her red carpet appearances but on the big screen fans have to wait for a long time to see the actress. In a recent interview Aishwarya has opened about what makes her rather selective about her film choices and how she doesn’t it to be a bad thing at all.
The actress who will be seen in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan franchise has answered why she hasn’t been on a film signing spree despite obviously being showered with film offers. Aishwarys told Film Companion in a recent chat that she feels being selective about films is a good thing and she has noting negative to say about the kind of films she ends signing.
Last seen in the 2018 Bollywood film Fanney Khan, Aishwarya called the pandemic period a natural pause and despite that she’s not one to fret about signing films based on how much time has passed.
Talking about the long gaps between her films Aishwarya said, "I've never been one to play into the idea of: Oh my god, time is flying by, why don't I have a release this year? How many releases do I want to put out. What are the kinds of comments I might attract? What kind of perception will this attract? I've never been one to play into perception.”
Acknowledging her privilege, she further added, “I’m blessed that I could focus on my family and not have to worry about how it will be 3-4 years before I have another release. I didn't have to worry about what the world would think or what the industry would think. That's not been me in good times, that's certainly not going to be me in times when the world is experiencing COVID-19."
Aishwarya’s first look from Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan has already been revealed and first film of the two part franchise will arrive in cinemas in September.