Her last big screen appearance was in 2010, but staying away from the cameras doesn’t affect an actor’s craft, says Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, whose new film Jazbaa will hit theatres on Friday.
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When asked if she was nervous about facing the camera for the film after such a long break, Aishwarya told IANS, ”Today, I’m saying it with experience… once an artiste, always an artiste.”
“People take a vacation, people take breaks. We are actors who make one film in two years, and we are asked ‘you are doing a film after so long, how do you feel?’ There are actors who do a film once in two years, so this also happens,” she added.
Aishwarya, who was last seen on the big screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial Guzaarish, will be seen essaying the role of a lawyer threatened to fight the case of a criminal in Jazbaa.
Given that she took a break from films to attend to her daughter Aaradhya, Aishwarya said she could relate to the role better after being a mother.
“I would’ve chosen this script even five years ago, but the difference between then and today is that today I am a mother. So, the way I would’ve played this part five years ago would have been different. Whereas today, I am a parent — a mother — so when I played Anuradha Varma (the character), I could relate to what a mother was experiencing,” Aishwarya said.
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Jazbaa, which is a Hindi remake of South Korean movie Seven Days, is produced by Essel Vision, White Feather Films and Viking Entertainment.