Actress Aishwarya Rai, who is busy playing mother to her three-and-half-month-old daughter, says her mom Vrinda is responsible for whatever she is today.
"She is the nucleus of my existence; who has gently moulded me, shaped me, picked me up when I've been down, has faith in me and taught me to be the very best version of me that I can be," Aishwarya said in a statement.
The former beauty queen acknowledged her mother with a special award of 'She's Worth It' at the L'Oreal Paris Femina Awards 2012 recently.
Aishwarya was herself honoured with 'The Iconic Woman of Worth' award at the event. She looked resplendent in an Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla ensemble.
Aishwarya enjoying her sabbatical
Aishwarya Rai, currently on a sabbatical after being in the industry for over a decade recently said she was happy to have worked with different directors.
“I am glad to have worked with different directors on different roles. I had always been greedy to work with different directors on different characters," Aishwarya had said on the television show India's Glam Diva.
"I enjoy music and dance, a fact that you all by now are familiar and I guess it translates to the work I have produced on celluloid,” added the 38-year-old.
Producers willing to wait for Ash
Producers are willing to wait for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to start shooting again. The buzz has it that Bollywood producers want to have Ash in their projects but are in no hurry.
They understand her situation and are willing to give her time to take care of her three-month-old daughter.
“There’s no denying that there are several offers and filmmakers have been trying to get her to at least read their scripts, but of what we know, she’s not looking at starting any film till her daughter doesn’t turn one at least. There are several filmmakers who’ve also conveyed to her that they don’t mind the wait too,” a source said.
Aishwarya happy playing mother
Actor Abhishek Bachchan recently said his wife Aishwarya Rai is happy playing mother to their three-and-half-month-old daughter and would return to work when she feels like doing so.
"As and when she wants to come back, is completely her decision... as and when she decides, when she sees a script she is inspired by - the decision is entirely hers. Currently she is very happy doing what she is doing," Abhishek said at the launch of Sorabh Pant's book The Wednesday Soul.
The actress made her Bollywood debut with 1997 film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya alongside Bobby Deol. Her big hit came with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 1999) and there has been no looking back since.
The former Miss World has also made her presence felt in international films like Pink Panther 2 and Bride and Prejudice. Her latest film Guzaarish was opposite Hrithik Roshan.