Zitat des Tages von Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Even in Indian cinema, there is so much work that I have accepted because I'm comfortable and so much I have declined because I haven't been comfortable.
I have a great story to tell... and I tell it well. No holds barred.
My experience of being on the public platform got more multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, and my place in the public eye, I think, has always been a little more than just what is going on in that time in my life.
I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
I just take on what I can commit to completely at that point in time, and that way you'll be able to give your best.
Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay.
I'm a student. I want to do better, and I want directors who can find the actress in me and be my teachers. I'm interested in the whole process of editing, post-production and direction.
Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.
I'm not the type who'll yell about my achievements from the rooftops.
Right now, I'm following the Buddhist principle: Smile as abuse is hurled your way and this too shall pass.
I was more excited than scared, at the opportunity to work in an English movie.
For me, it's not about breaking big in Hollywood, but having interesting experiences.
I'm just an average woman with average concerns.
I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
I am really OK with the way I look. It's fine. All this is transient. I mean, it's really, you know, it changes with time, and that's the external.
With each film, I get more and more involved and it's more and more time-consuming. Also, I like to break myths and people's preconceived ideas. My characters have always stood for something, have always had an opinion, although they've never really rebelled.
Strangely, nothing makes me feel tired, fatigued, at all. I've gone days and nights without sleep, and still the mind is in such a positive space it just doesn't make you feel fatigued.
It's unbelievable that people have the time and inclination to be as negative as they are on a public platform about people who accomplish whatever they do in the public eye.
I really don't work to a plan, but I just do what interests me and what I like to do.
I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.
The larger the audience the better. The more pockets in the world, the more interesting and exciting because it just makes it that much more liberating. This makes it that much more liberating for the various facets of creativity to be explored.
In terms of finding that first international recognition of my work, coming back to Cannes is such a milestone in my life because it began actually with 'Devdas'.