Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says that the experience of being a mother in real life helped her bring substantial truth in playing 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, every cell of your body actually committed to that moment. Experience does bring in a lot of honesty here,” said Aishwarya at an film promotion event at a law college here on Tuesday.
“That’s what made me bring a lot of integrity and truth also to the way I’ve essayed Anuradha,” she added.
In Jazbaa, Aishwarya’s character of an advocate is facing a tricky situation as there is a danger of losing her daughter if she doesn’t get a criminal out by fighting his case.
Regarding how real-life experiences help actors, she says: “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… sometime 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 now feels that taking care of her daughter’s needs kept her fully occupied. “For us being new mothers, there is no concept of the way time flies. You are multitasking on another level,” she said.
Jazbaa directed by Sanjay Gupta also starring Irrfan Khan, is releasing on October 9.