All eyes await Ash's "Jazbaa"
Former Miss World, actress, wife and mother, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is back with a bang.“Jazbaa” marks the actress’s return to the big screen after a five-year hiatus from the film industry. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, “Jazbaa” is the first acting project for Rai Bachchan after she welcomed her first child in 2011.
The movie narrates the story of a lawyer and a single mother who “has to do the impossible” to get her kidnapped daughter back. The actress said the film stretched her as an actor, with each day posing a new challenge.
Ash at Cannes Film Fest said, “Every day when I come to work I kept saying, how am I supposed to wrap my head around the situation like this, on any human level? That to me just seemed tough, demanding, grueling challenging and, thereby, so interesting.”
She further said, “We don’t want necessarily things being bracketed as female-centric – by doing that you are marginalising the female protagonist, so don’t label it, don’t marginalise it, don’t define it as being different.”
“Recognise it as being part of the broader cinematic experience,” she adds.
Although “Jazbaa” is a strong female drama, she didn’t want that to distract the audience from the main content of the film.