LONDON, June 16:
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who gave birth to her first child daughter Aaradhya last November, says motherhood is her top priority and she has no immediate plans to return to the celluloid world.
Making one of her rare appearances post pregnancy at the 25th anniversary celebration of Britain’s MP of Indian origin Keith Vaz, Aishwarya said, “Being a mum, I love it. It is like a bliss.”
The 38-year-old former beauty queen was accompanied by actor husband Abhishek Bachchan to the gala dinner at the Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel here last night.
Asked whether he shared in Aishwarya’s motherhood responsibilities, Abhishek said, “I am guilty. I don’t spend enough time with the baby to change her nappies. She does all the hardwork.”
Aishwarya, who was last seen on the big screen in “Guzaarish”, said she is not thinking of returning to work just as yet. “We will see as things go. Right now, it is blissful (to be with the baby).”
Asked what were her dream roles, the actress said, “I have never thought about dream roles.”
Answering the same question, Abhishek said, “We live our dreams on a daily basis.”
Asked which was her greatest day, Aishwarya said, “The day I married Abhishek. It was a great day.”
Vaz said that Amitabh Bachchan could not attend the function as per his doctor’s advice. Jaya Bachchan came to London along with Abhishek and Aishwarya, but she did not attend the dinner as she was taking care of Aaradhya.
Abhishek will next be seen in the new film “Bol Bachchan”, directed by Rohit Shetty.
“It was great fun acting with Ajay Devgn in the film Bol Bachchan which will be released on July 6. In India we produce a film in 100-150 days and while filming we develop a friendship. I never had any unpleasant experience,” said Abhishek.
Aishwarya added, “We bond instantly. It is a natural relationship we develop. It is a blessed place to work in.”
The Bollywood couple were presented with an award on the occasion and a teddy bear was given as a gift for Aaradhya.
Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons who was the Special Guest, lauded the contribution of Vaz during the last 25 years.
“We pay respect to Vaz. We do it with some pride for what he has contributed to Parliament and the nation.”
Bercow said that Vaz was very eloquent as Minister for Europe.
“Now as chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, he holds strong views and supremely eloquent, without fear or favour. You are a model member of Parliament,” he said. (PTI)
LONDON, June 16: