Honeymoon, best time ever: Aishwarya Rai
She is almost a regular at Cannes Film Festival now but this time round Aishwarya Rai greeted the press for the first time as a Bachchan. The actress talks about life after marriage and more in conversation with CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand.
Rajeev Masand: Aishwarya, first of all congratulations. You are glowing and looking very good.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Thank you very much.
Rajeev Masand: And I am guessing this has more to do with marriage than to do with L’Oreal. (Aishwarya is in Cannes as the brand ambassador of the brand)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: That’s a nice way of looking at it. (laughs)
Rajeev Masand: Now, you have been on a long holiday. It’s been the honeymoon and you have been a while away from home, haven’t you?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Yes, it has been fantastic. It’s probably the best time for any normal girl.
Rajeev Masand: Abhishek is here with you in Cannes. So, is he looking forward to walking the red carpet and just sort of living your life for these few day because Cannes Film Festival is really your home, isn’t it?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: This is where you guys are troublemakers. You just sit and make statements on everything. We are together and it’s not about getting into whose life it is. We are together and we are not getting into judging things the way probably you do. We are here for a day-and-a-half and then we are going to continue with our holiday for a little while more before we get back to a very hectic schedule.
Rajeev Masand: Is this the longest that you have been away from home?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: It’s really interesting but it’s probably the longest time off I have ever had. And what a time! It’s the best time to take time off.
Rajeev Masand: Do you feel married?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: If this is what it is then it’s a fantastic way to be. It’s a wonderful place to be in and it’s happiness for sure.
Rajeev Masand: We are also going to see shortly your film The Last Legion, your English film with Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley. It released in Russia and it’s doing very well apparently. So, you looking forward to its release in India in August?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Yes, August for the rest of the world. For Russia they had already committed at this point of time. But it’s a wonderful feeling to see the film open this positively.
Rajeev Masand: The next film that you are going to go into is Sarkar 2 which you start working on shortly. And this movie unites you with family, as you will be working with father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Well, it’s family for sure and in that sense it’s great to be spending work time with the people you love. But at the same time as craftsmen our world knows how fantastic they are.
Rajeev Masand: Of course, I am not going to leave you without showing that gorgeous ring that Abhishek gave you.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Oh, come on! (Giggles and doesn’t flaunt the humongous diamond).