Aishwarya Rai Bachchan isn't just hands-on mother but a doting wife and daughter-in-law as well. Abhishek has always maintained that he's always left amused with the way Aishwarya manages home and work like a pro. In his recent interaction with Shoojit Sircar at a Ladies Study Group session titled The Moods and Moments of Abhishek Bachchan, the actor talked about his wife and mom Aishwarya Rai and Jaya Bachchan, pay disparity, #MeToo movement and Aaradhya.
Abhishek also revealed a funny pact that Jaya & Aishwarya must have made before his marriage!
Want To Know What's The Pact? Keep Reading..
Abhishek reveals, "I hate fruits! And being a boarding school kid, veggies are not at the top of my list. I'm pretty sure one of the pacts my wife and mom made when I got married was that she would get me to eat vegetables. So now she makes me eat broccoli."
Abhishek Shares A Funny Incident W.R.T Aishwarya & Broccoli
"I don't know why anyone would mutate other vegetables and make something like broccoli?! The irony is that I was having this conversation with someone and just that afternoon, Aishwarya served me broccoli for lunch!"
Abhishek Talks About Pay Disparity & Admits He Was Paid Less Than Aishwarya
Speaking of ongoing debate on pay disparity, Abhishek says, "There's a huge debate on gender parity in the film business and in other industries. I've worked in nine films with my wife and in eight of those, she's got paid more than I have.
He Further Adds..
"The highest-paid actor in Piku was Deepika (Padukone). It's a business and if you are a saleable actor, you get paid accordingly. You can't be a new actress and demand to be paid the same as Shahrukh Khan."
Abhishek On If He'll Be Scared For Aaradhya If She Enters Film Industry
"When it comes to harassment, when you ask whether I will be scared if tomorrow Aaradhya becomes an actress, I will say ‘no' because I know she will know how to take care of herself."
Abhishek's Take On #MeToo
"But, what scares me about this #MeToo campaign is that we, as a society, are not ready for it. We are talking about a complete rethinking of behaviour that's been passed down to us through generations. We have to understand the enormity of what women have been living with."
'We've To Stop Character Assassination'
"Growing up, we were never taught about any difference between men and women. Even now, my sister (Shweta) is my father's pet. We have to handle this carefully.