- Aishwarya said she's been "school girlish in her choices"
- "I ended up doing my own thing," said Aishwarya
- Her upcoming film is Fanne Khan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan debuted in films after she won the Miss World title in 1994. He first film was Mani Ratnam's Iruvar and she went on to star in successful films such as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Jodhaa Akbar and critically acclaimed films like Chokher Bali and Raincoat.
Aishwarya took a sabbatical of five years after the birth of her daughter Aaradhya in 2011. She returned to films in 2015's Jazbaa, which tanked commercially and critically. "Recently, there was a colleague who asked me, 'Was Jazbaa the comeback vehicle you wanted?' I was like, 'Guys, it was a script, I liked the idea and I went with it'. I don't want to play into how one has to go about things," said Aishwarya.
"I came in from Miss World, so because I experienced blast of stardom so early, I, from the very beginning -- from Mani Ratnam to date - made choices from my heart, and tried being myself... I ended up doing my own thing and not following patterns that existed before, after or what is the natural trajectory of a leading lady in our industry. I think that's why people think I end up breaking preconceived norms... And that wonderfully continues," she added.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is yet to take a call on starring in Shree Narayan Singh's Jasmine, a mfilm on surrogacy, and the remakes of Raat Aur Din and Woh Kaun Thi?.
(With inputs from IANS)