Aishwarya talks about returning to films after almost five years.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is returning to the big screen after almost five years but claims she didn't feel she was absent from the industry.
"I haven't felt being absent, though going by the time and the number of releases that we have, of course, I wasn't making movies. But a lot of ladies here who have completely experienced what I'm wonderfully feeling right now will agree that we have no concept of time. We don't realize how time flies by," she said to queries on her absence at the trailer launch of the much-anticipated Jazbaa.
In her last film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, she played caretaker to Hrithik Roshan's character.
She was to star in Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine but backed out due to her pregnancy and the role went to Kareena Kapoor. Duties as a mother to three-year-old Aaradhya kept her busy all these years.
"Being a working mother, I really did not delve into this absence factor. And probably that's why I haven't necessarily focused on the term 'comeback'. There's no going away from it and running away from it. And it will forever be the comeback film. So I'm not denying it but when I turn around and say that I haven't felt it, that's just the way it is," said Aishwarya.
Her Jazbaa co-star Irrfan Khan said: "I don't consider this a comeback since I never felt that she went anywhere. There is nothing wrong with (me) getting sidelined, in fact it would feel good. Getting sidelined due to Aishwarya is a beautiful thing."