Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who looked stunning in a black gown at a recent launch, is all set for her post-motherhood comeback. However she is tight-lipped about the project. TWF correspondent Sreya Basu in conversation with the actress in Mumbai:
When are you coming back to the silver screen?
I am reading scripts and work is getting finalized. But I have always maintained that it is the prerogative of my directors and producers to make the official announcements. That is why I never do it. Everybody has a plan and I respect the plans of the people I work with.
How do you feel when people keep asking you about your comeback?
It is very, very welcoming, humbling, reassuring, exciting and encouraging that my fans and well-wishers are so enthusiastic about my comeback; making me feel missed on the silver screen.
Did you miss the limelight?
Well, it's not that I literally disappeared from the job. I have been interacting with you all very often because of my different brand associations. Hence, I don't feel I have taken a break at all. But yes, logically speaking, my last release on the screen was Guzaarish (2010). It is three years since there has been a release of mine.
You were at the peak of your career when you choose to go the family way. Was it easy to give up success for family?
My pace of life has been really hectic. I never had the time to sit down and calculate things. As it is everyone has his/her own success barometer. As for me, I think apart from your professional achievements and personal aspirations, you are successful when you are at peace.
Why aren't you on Facebook or Twitter unlike you tech-savvy father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan?
May be I should join in because my well-wishers have been asking me for a while. Facebook and Twitter have incredible capacity. It's wonderful how connected it keeps you and how you can go there and share your views and opinions in just a couple of seconds with the world out there. I am totally for social networking. And honestly, I feel now it seems okay for me to join the gang.