Aishwarya Rai Reacts To “Bollywood Flop Hua Toh…” Remark
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been busying promoting her upcoming Tamil film “PS 2” which is a sequel to Mani Ratnam’s period drama film that was released in 2022.
The film also stars Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karti, Sobhita Dhulipala and Trisha Krishnan. During the press meet the actress was asked if she deliberately planned on doing South Indian films while Bollywood films are going through a bad phase at the box office.
She was asked, “Today, South is winning over Bollywood. South films are box office hits and when Bollywood remakes those south films, they become flops. Were you aware of this trend already that you ran towards south?”
To which Aishwarya, “Ran away? Why is there a question of running away? I have always looked at it as Indian cinema since the beginning. I don’t support this viewpoint ki yahan kaam nahi hai to vahaan jayenge, vaahan kaam nahi hai to yahaan aayenge. It’s nothing like that. An artist just goes behind the art where they get the opportunity to shine, to learn, to grow and to be able to do fabulous work. It naturally draws you. And even if it sounds repetitive and it bores you, the fact is that I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with Mani Garu in my first film. Why wouldn’t I say yes? Thereafter, I have also got to work with wonderful directors like Rajiv Menon, Shankar Sir. You have seen the movies that I have chosen to do with Rahman sir’s music in all of them. I mean, wow! Why wouldn’t I happily say yes to these incredible combinations of talent where I got to start my career, to grow and to learn.”
“It is not about running here and there. I have always been very clear in my choices that I don’t follow these systems and thought processes. That’s never been my journey and reasons for my choices,” she added.
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