Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that the experience of being a mother in real life helped her bring substantial truth in her character in Jazbaa.
“Actually, having become a mother was perfect for a script like this because there is a lot of truth to the nuancing you can bring in. In terms of any dramatic moment, you can bring in a degree of truth to the sense of drama without necessarily being overt, and yet be there with all heart, every pulse, and every cell of your body, actually committed to that moment. Experience does bring in a lot of honesty here,” said Aishwarya.
“That’s what made me bring a lot of integrity and truth also to the way I’ve played the role of Anuradha,” added Aishwarya.
In Jazbaa, Aishwarya plays an advocate, while Irrfan Khan plays a tough policeman.
Regarding how real life experiences help actors, Aishwarya said: “As actors, you don’t necessarily constantly refer to real life experiences, but as an artist, experience is the greatest teacher. So you will otherwise be referencing, picking up from somebody else’s life, or from impressions which we very often don’t realize. Or at some point, impressed by the cinema you’ve viewed. That’s the kind of subconscious imaging with which you come on the set. But having become a mother was perfect for a script like this.”
Aishwarya had taken a break from movies after her daughter Aaradhya was born in 2011. She also added that her daughter keeps her occupied. (Also Read: Aishwarya’s Jazbaa on Night Shoot Despite Aaradhya’s Ill-Health)
“For us being new mothers, there is no concept of the way time flies. You are multitasking on another level,” said Aishwarya.