Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is much more humane than the media perceives says her co-star in Jazbaa, Irrfan Khan. He feels that Aishwarya Rai is a director's actor.
"Aish is a discovery for me. Whatever I knew about her was through the media. 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 to 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," Irrfan told.
Irrfan Khan says that Aishwarya is one of the reasons that he signed the film.
"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.
Jazbaa also features Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher and will be showcased at the on-going 68th Cannes Film Festival by director Sanjay Gupta and Aishwarya Rai.