Aishwarya Rai says when she signed the project, she didn't know that she will eventually end up playing a negative character.
She says when Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar learnt that the makers wanted to mould Aishwarya's character into a grey shade, they started teasing the director Rajkumar Santoshi that she will never do a negative character and they also asked the director that they want to see Aishwarya's reaction when they will tell her about the climax of the film!
Aishwarya reveals that they were quite confident that she will refuse to portray a negative character as it was the initial years of her Bollywood career. Aishwarya, on the other side, surprised everyone with her 'cool' reaction and instantly said 'yes' to Rajkumar Santoshi, proving Big B, Ajay & Akshay's preconceived notions about her wrong!
Speaking of dubbing Maleficent in Hindi and shooting a small promo for the film, the actress said she was very excited and the intention was to pique the interest among the audiences. Aishwarya also revealed that both Abhishek Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan loved Aishwarya's look and voice-over in the recently-released promo.
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen next in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan. When asked why she hasn't signed any other project, the actress said no script has piqued her interest. Hence, she's waiting for the right project!
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who had been away from all the limelight for the past few days, is back in action. Yesterday, the actress graced the Hindi trailer launch of Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, in which she has given voice-over for Angelina Jolie. In her latest tÊte-À-tÊte with Rajeev Masand, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan spoke about doing Maleficent and revealed how an unpredictable film choice of hers had once proved Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar wrong.