The motherly side of Aishwarya

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has never let her iconic status or her career come in the way of her duties as a mother, a wife, a daughter and a daughter-in-law. Just how she manages to play all these roles to perfection and still find the time to be one of India’s most recognised entertainers is a mystery. Not to the lady herself, though.

“It’s something I’ve grown up with. From the time I was 18, I’ve been juggling many responsibilities. Of course, after Aaradhya’s birth, my priorities have changed completely. She comes first, everything else is secondary,” says the protective mother, her voice lighting up with pride as she mentions her daughter.

“It is, in fact, the first time Aaradhya has watched one of my films. I mean, she’s seen me on television before. But Fanney Khan is the first film that she’s actually sat through,” she adds.

And what did Aaradhya think of mama dearest? “I think her smiling eyes said it all. She actually watched me shoot part of a song for Fanney Khan. So when she heard there was going to be a screening, she expressed her wish to watch the film with all her friends and their parents. So all her friends came with their parents, and they had a good time,” the actress says.