I walked away from very great FILMS & OPPORTUNITIES: Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai talks about Aaradhya, her comeback failure with Jazbaa ad more... She also calls herself 'SCHOOL-GIRLISH' due to which she walked away from many great films. Read on to know more.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a part of many films by now.

The actress talks about her break from movies after Aaradhya birth. "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'. I think this attitude needs to change."

She made her comeback in "Jazbaa" in 2015 opposite Irrfan Khan but, the film couldn't make a great impact for the actress and neither 2016's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was loved by each and all. Talking about her choice in films she said, "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. I came in from Miss World, so because I experienced a 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 further added, she has been "schoolgirlish" in her choices. "I think I was very school girlish in my choices... I was very good at keeping with schedules, and because of that I kind of walked away from some very great films and opportunities... because I would be sincere to schedules. Now when I think back, I should have maybe been more fierce and aggressive with wanting the films and allowed the schedules to figure themselves out as I have seen a lot of colleagues have worked over the years."

She, however, has no regrets. "There are so many stories to be told, look at the population of the world. There are enough films and enough work to do."