Once Aishwarya Rai compared Rajinikanth to father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan
In an old interview, Aishwarya Rai drew a comparison between Rajinikanth and her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan; here is what she said
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was once South superstar Rajinikanth's lady love in the blockbuster movie Robot. The jodi was a bit unusual because of the significant age gap, but they were loved by fans.
We found an old interview, where we can see Aishwarya Rai praising Thalaivar and comparing him with her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan. The interview was published on DNA, "Rajini sir, like Pa (Amitabh), is a professional and he is humility personified. There was no age factor. They are both legendary actors due to their body of work. Hence, their cinema becomes exciting to the viewers. Rajini sir's humility is a lesson to learn."
In the same interview, she talked about her role in the movie Robot and how she fell for the script. She also said that just because she loved the script she worked in this South Indian film, not because she is not getting a job in Bollywood.
"There is a misconception that people do movies down south because they don't get work here. But, I am an open minded actress. I sign movies for the characters that are offered to me," Aishwarya said.
Aishwarya was last seen in the movie Fanney Khan, which also featured Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao in lead roles. The actress will next be seen in Jasmine Story of A Leased Womb.