Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women on earth; a fashion diva, and a real, red-carpet stunner. But this is not how husband Abhishek understands his dear wife. She is much more than that.
In an interview with Vogue, Abhishek shares rare insights about Aishwarya as a wife, mom, actor and a wonderful woman.
Abhishek looks back at the amount of time he has known Aishwarya and finds his journey to be beautiful.
“Over the 17 years that I’ve known her—of which we’ve been married for 10—she has remained grounded.”
Sharing his opinion about Aishwarya as a dedicated actress, Abhishek said, “Raavan (2010) was an emotionally and physically excruciating film, and she did the Hindi and Tamil versions simultaneously. We were shooting in an area rife with snakes and leeches; every night we would pluck leeches off our arms and legs. She’d be drenched for 12 hours, shivering between takes, but she submitted to what was required of her, which is why directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mani Ratnam have repeatedly worked with her.”
He then spoke about the graceful transition Aishwarya went through once she became a mom.
“When she became a mother her career took a backseat. Today, she does everything for Aaradhya. She is supermom. Soon after Aaradhya was born, the media went at her about her weight gain. Nasty things were written, which really upset me.”
Abhishek concludes on a sweet and adorable note.
“Till date people refer to her as the most beautiful woman in the world, and I know she is immensely grateful for the love. She values her fans and enjoys the adulation as well as the trappings of her career.”
“Even with the hectic travel schedules and erratic work hours, I’ve never heard her complain about front or back of the plane, Maruti or Mercedes. Her focus isn’t on the trivial. It’s these things that leave me charmed.”
Abhishek is totally in awe about Aishwarya’s strength, grace and multiple power roles. And now, thanks to Abhishek, we get too get to see this wonder-side of this diva.