There's no denying that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is way more popular than Abhishek Bachchan - credit goes to her immense contribution to put India onto the global map! In today's 'Flashback Friday' feature, we have brought to you an old interview of Abhishek Bachchan, where he had revealed that his dad Amitabh Bachchan found his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's performance in a film better than his son.
Abhishek Was Talking About Raavan
Post the release of Raavan trailer, when Abhishek was asked about best compliment that he has received for the same, he had told Rediff, "My father turned to me and patted me on the back, and said, "Well done." And then he said Aishwarya was better than I was."
Abhishek On Competing With Wife Aishwarya Rai
"No. I don't compete with my wife. I think she is one of the best actors we have in the film industry. Her work speaks for itself. I don't need to compete with anybody; the only person with whom I have to compete is me."
He Further Added..
"For me, it is important to improve upon every performance. If you haven't managed to improve upon your last performance, then you don't deserve to be an actor. First do that, and then think of competing with other people."
Abhishek Had Also Talked About Playing A Negative Character Against His Own Wife On Screen
While speaking about the same, Abhishek had said, "I have never been an actor who thinks, "Is this going to be good for my me and my career or not?"
I feel sorry for any actor who thinks that way. First and foremost, let me tell you that if Mani Ratnam asks you for a film, you don't say no. Mani is the best director we have and is respected by all his colleagues. So you would be a fool to say no.
Abhishek Can Even Act As A Tree In Mani Ratnam's Film
"Secondly, even if he asked me to be a tree in the background, I would do it, because he means so much to me as a friend. I have approached my career on a very emotional level, and have never been very good at strategising.
I do what my heart tells me to do. If my heart is not into my job, I will not be able to be completely honest."
Abhishek On Aishwarya
"Lastly, when you see the film you will understand that such a thought would never appear in my mind. You play a character. You don't necessarily think, "I am opposite my wife!" If you see Sarkar Raj, it was the film we did after marriage. And it did not have a romantic angle."
He Further Added..
"Aishwarya and I may happen to be a real-life couple, but that doesn't mean we are going on a holiday. We are going there to do a film, because we believe in the director, script and the characters. That is what comes to me first, not who I am paired opposite.