She’s Now The Pivotal Character
With time, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become so much more focused on her career that her dedication to the one part that she has on her plate has impressed the producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra enough to give the actress more space in Fanney Khan, the Mehra production directed by debutant Atul Manjrekar.
“She now has a far more important role than the actress who played her part in the original film,” says a source close to the film.
For those who came in late, Fanney Khan is the official Indian remake of the Dutch filmEverybody’s Famous. Aishwarya plays the role of a superstar singer, originally played by Thekla Reuten.
“It was always one of the pivotal characters. But now Aishwarya has been given far more importance in the script than what the original actress got. Aishwarya plays a singer. She has four songs and she will sing on screen for herself for the first time,” says a source close to the project.
Aishwarya never brings her motherly duties on the sets
The source also adds that Aishwarya never brings her motherly duties on the sets. “She is all there for Aaradhya. She even takes her to school every day personally and fetches her. But otherwise she focuses completely on her work and allows no distractions.Only calls from home are attended to while she is on the sets.”
While refraining from commenting on her enhanced role in Fanney Khan Aishwarya says, “I was very sure that whenever I decided to work after my daughter Aaradhya’s birth it would have to be only when I can concentrate fully on my work.I didn’t want to be….distracted? No divided. It’s always a hundred percent of me in whatever I do.”
Aishwarya also mentions she will do only one film at a time. “Because that’s about all I can do justice to , given my priority is my daughter.”
Lately Aishwarya also has to devote more time to her mother who after Aishwarya’s father’s death lives alone.
Apparently many filmmakers are turned away because of Aishwarya’s limited time-width allotted to her acting and other assignment including global events and endorsements.
However she is apparently seriously considering the offers from Rakeysh Ompraksh Mehra,Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Gauri Shinde.