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Aishwarya Rai on husband Abhishek Bachchan’s two-year break from films: It was a good decision

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opens up about doing Gulab Jamun with husband Abhishek Bachchan and his decision to take a two-year hiatus from films.

bollywood Updated: Aug 30, 2018 09:50 IST
Aishwarya Rai,Abhishek Bachchan,Gulab Jamun
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are collaborating again after eight years in Gulab Jamun.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan coming together for a film was always going to be a big news and buzz around Gulab Jamun has justified this. The Anurag Kashyap will see Abhishek and Aishwarya collaborating after eight years and the former Miss World says she committed to the film much before Abhishek did.

“I agreed on it early last year. At that time, Abhishek had taken a small break to review his work. It was a good move because I think every professional should do that. He just wanted to sit back and decide what he wanted to do next,” she said in an interview to DNA.

She added, “He chose Manmarziyaan then, and now with Anurag directing this one (Gulab Jamun) too, people have incidentally put it together and there have been a lot of re-mentions. We will set the plan to do this one soon.”

Earlier, Abhishek had opened up on collaborating with Aishwarya in the film and said, “Gulab Jamun is a sweet film and it’s always a pleasure to work with the missus. Every time we’ve done a film together, it’s been special.”

Aishwarya also said that there was another project on which they were supposed to work together but Abhishek apparently did not like the idea so much and moved on. She added that they are both ‘liberated as artistes’ and it is not as if she will not do the film if Abhishek is not in it. “But it still needs to be ideally cast. Only then you will see the magic on screen.”

On Wednesday, there was buzz that Aishwarya chose Gulab Jamun over a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film; Aishwarya has not commented on this. “Aishwarya had to choose between working with Bhansali and sharing screen space with her husband, as the dates for both films were clashing. And she chose the film with her husband. They haven’t worked together in eight years. And more importantly, both of them have fabulous roles in Gulab Jamun. They’re going to be playing characters they’ve never played before,” a source was quoted as saying in a Deccan Chronicle report.

Abhishek will be seen in manmarziyaan while Aishwarya had a release, Fanney Khan, last month. They were last seen together in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan.

First Published: Aug 30, 2018 09:49 IST