WHY DOES ASH WANT TO BE FIERCER?

Aishwarya feels she has been ‘school­girl­ish’ in mak­ing ca­reer choices

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Ac­tor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says she has of­ten “walked away” from big films due to her ad­her­ence to sched­ules, some­thing she hopes changes soon. The ac­tor says she should’ve been more ‘fierce’ in her ca­reer plan­ning.

“The fact that I’ve been very school­girl­ish in my choices, I was good at keep­ing with sched­ules... I’ve walked away from some big film op­por­tu­ni­ties be­cause I was be­ing very sin­cere to sched­ules,” she says, adding, “Now, when I look back I feel I should have been more fierce and ag­gres­sive with want­ing films and roles, and al­low­ing the sched­ules to fig­ure out them­selves, as I see a lot of my col­leagues worked over the years.”

Aishwarya does not re­gret her ap­proach as she be­lieves there are so many sto­ries to be told and enough work in films to do. “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 (film)’. I think this at­ti­tude needs to change,” she says.

This year, Aishwarya’s name came up for three projects, one of which is Jas­mine, to be writ­ten by Shree Narayan Singh, the man who di­rected Toi­let Ek Prem Katha. “When I heard Jas­mine, I asked them to take it for a re­write. So, it de­pends on what they do with it. It got an­nounced be­fore I even heard it. (When) I heard it, I re­quested for a re­write. Let’s see where that goes,” she adds. Re­cently, in her 17th ap­pear­ance at Cannes the ac­tor re­ceived rave re­views for her sar­to­rial choices.

PHOTO: MARC PIASECKI/ GETTY IMAGES

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at her re­cent out­ing at Cannes

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