"Come on! I'm okay now. If you think work pressure has
affected me, how would you explain Hrithik (Roshan) getting
unwell after doing just two films in two years? I just got a
day's fever and I'm all raring to go," she said.
Aishwarya is now looking forward to some relaxing time.
"It's almost the end of November and very little of December
is left. I had deliberately kept a little part of December off...because
since 2008 I have been working continuously.
"Doing five films - 'Raavan', 'Raavanan', 'Robot', 'Action
Replayy' and 'Guzaarish' - has been mammoth. Hrithik keeps joking
about my plight and says he did just 'Guzaarish' all this while,
apart from 'Kites'. But, yes, I did all that work and also promoted
those films. Now I need a break ...so a bit of an off in December
and then further work next year," she said.
She is still in talks with filmmakers on her future projects
and will be able to announce developments around February next
"There have been talks. Producers are working out the
scheduling, and then the announcements will be made. I was going
to sign up for two films to do this winter, but I declined them
because I had commitments with all my directors of the film
releases this year. The next lot of offers will materialise
post-February and March, and will continue beyond next Christmas,"
So she wants to make the most of her holiday period with husband
Abhishek Bachchan and all her family members.
"Spending time together itself is quite a holiday for
me. It doesn't matter where we are. We will just be happy to
make that time together and that we will make sure we do,"
For now, Aishwarya is just waiting to get the audience reaction
to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's just released "Guzaarish",
in which she plays Sofia, a nurse to a paraplegic essayed by
"It is my final release of this year...and what a special
film to share with our audience! My character Sofia is very
special. The kind of capacity, strength, resilience, commitment,
empathy and unconditional love that she has for a patient just
takes this character to a different realm altogether,"