Bollywood News: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Speaks Up on the Ongoing Debate About Meaty Roles in Bollywood
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Opens Up About the 'Silent Question' in Her Career, Addressing the Scarcity of Substantive Roles in Bollywood Films.
Bollywood News: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan graced the esteemed Cannes Film Festival at the scenic French Riviera as scheduled. During a media interaction at the event, Aishwarya candidly addressed the lingering question surrounding her career. She expressed her thoughts on the dearth of substantial roles coming her way, highlighting the rarity of finding meaty characters like the one she portrayed in Ponniyin Selvan 2, which stood out as an exception in her recent filmography, according to the talented actress.
Aish addresses the ‘silent question’ about her career in Bollywood Industry
When asked about the Hindi film industry not effectively utilizing her acting talent, specifically in terms of the limited meaty roles offered to her, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reflected on the “silent question” in her career. The question also mentioned her recent portrayal of dual roles in Ponniyin Selvan 2, where she played both Nandini and her mute mother, Mandakini Devi. Aishwarya acknowledged the significance of being asked such a question, particularly as a leading lady, as it signifies genuine recognition for the artistic dedication invested in the film.
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In an interview with Film Companion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan responded to the query, stating, “That’s a question that often remains unspoken, I believe. We all, as creative individuals, find ourselves pondering over it. When a project turns out exceptionally well and resonates with both the team working on it and the audience, that’s the kind of response it elicits. It’s truly gratifying when such questions arise for actors, especially for leading ladies…”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan expresses her admiration for Mani Ratnam
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan conveyed her gratitude towards director Mani Ratnam while discussing her response. She expressed her appreciation for his exceptional vision and the privilege of collaborating with a filmmaker of his caliber. Recognizing his excellence as a key contributor to the remarkable outcome of Ponniyin Selvan, Aishwarya also highlighted the profound sense of professional fulfillment that projects like these bring to the entire team. She further emphasized the importance of filmmakers like Mani Ratnam who create such impactful work, stating, “We deeply respect and admire directors like Mani Ratnam who produce such work… The experience of working on Ponniyin Selvan has been immensely gratifying for all of us involved.”
Ponniyin Selvan 2 serves as the second part of an epic historical drama series, adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy’s renowned novel. Following the immense success of the first installment, the franchise has garnered widespread acclaim. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shares the screen with Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and an ensemble cast in the Ponniyin Selvan series.
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