Aishwarya: I did Jazbaa when I felt the time was right

  • Agencies, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 26, 2015 16:13 IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a still from Jazbaa.

It has been five years since we saw Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the big screen but the actor is unfazed by the talk of Jazbaa being her comeback film. She asserts she has always been here and never felt as if she was "absent" from Bollywood. Instead, she said said she was so busy with her daughter Aaradhya that time just flew by.

"I haven't felt being absent, though going by the time and the number of releases that we do have, of course, I wasn't making movies. But a lot of ladies here who've completely experienced what I'm wonderfully feeling right now will agree that we have no concept of time. We don't realize how time flies by," she said to queries on her absence at the trailer launch of the much-anticipated


directed by Sanjay Gupta.

Her last film was Guzaarish with Hrithik Roshan. She was initially going to star in Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine but backed out due to her pregnancy and the role went to Kareena Kapoor. Duties as a mother to three-year-old


kept her busy all these years.

Aaradhya with mother Aishwarya and her maternal grandfather.

"Being a working mother, I really did not delve into this absence factor. And probably that's why I haven't necessarily focused on the term 'comeback'. There's no going away from it and running away from it. And it will forever be the comeback film. So I'm not denying it but when I turn around and say that I haven't felt it, that's just the way it is," said Aishwarya about



Regarding the timing of the film, she said, "I felt the time was right to venture out... the balance... but I am still figuring out things. I think in a mother's life, every day is a first whether the baby is one year old or five year old... as you have not been a mother before. Everyday is a new day and you keep discovering. When I felt I can go ahead and do things I did. When we were ready we rolled it. I think it all fell into place," she said.


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Jazbaa sees Aishwarya in the role of a lawyer stuck in a conspiracy. Irrfan Khan plays a cop and it also stars Jackie Shroff, Shabana Azmi and Chandan Roy Sanyal among others.

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