Calling her “humane and down to earth”, actor Irrfan Khan says his Jazbaa co-star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is much more than what is shown in the media.
Irrfan, who is currently shooting the Sanjay Gupta directed thriller with the 41-year-old former Miss World, feels she is a director’s actor.
“Whatever I knew about her was through the media [is different]. She is much more than the perception created about her by the media. She is much more humane, down to earth, caring and eager to explore her ‘side as an actor.”
“It would be a delight for any director to cast her and give her some challenge, where she feels ‘let me do something new, let me do a character’. She is ready to do that. She is very eager to do that. That’s what I discovered about her. I had a great time working with her,” he added.
The Piku star said Aishwarya was one of the reasons he signed up for Jazbaa. “I chose Jazbaa because it was a whole package. Aishwarya is there and it is a new kind of thriller in a very popular genre,” he said.