I don’t mind being overshadowed by Aishwarya: Abhishek

October 1st, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS  

Abhishek BachchanMumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan, who is all geared up for the release of “Drona” this week, says he doesn’t mind being overshadowed by his wife Aishwarya Rai.At this year’s Cannes Film Festival attended by him and his wife, Abhishek was repeatedly asked how it felt to be overshadowed by his wife.

“Although the intention behind such questions is obviously not honourable, I don’t get rattled at all. It’s a pleasure to be overshadowed by the most beautiful woman in the world. I had a ball doing the ‘Unforgettable’ concerts with Aishwarya,” Abhishek told IANS.

After “Guru”, the actor is teaming up with his wife once again for Mani Ratnam’s next film.

“I know I’ll have a great time shooting Mani Ratnam’s film with her. Right now I’m looking forward to her return from Brazil,” he said.

Aishwayra was in Brazil shooting for Shankar’s “Robot”. Abhishek said he was looking forward to Aishwarya’s presence at the premiere of “Drona”.

“It sounds very romantic to say my wife is flying down especially to be at my film’s premiere. But sadly, it is not true. Her schedule for Shankar’s ‘Robot’ was supposed to wrap up a week before the premiere, and it did. So she was going to be in Mumbai for the ‘Drona’ premiere anyway.

“Having said this, let me add, she’d have come back to Mumbai for the occasion from any part of the world even if she was shooting.”

Aishwarya was recently in Paris to shoot the latest L’Oreal ad. Both her in-laws, Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, were also there, but they couldn’t meet her.

“Yes they were there. Unfortunately ma and pa left a day before Aishwarya arrived in Paris. Pa had to be back to shoot a television programme to promote the ‘Unforgettable’ concerts in India.”

“Yes, the ‘Unforgettable’ concerts are now going to be staged in India, beginning with Mumbai.

“We’re in the process of working out the venues and dates. There’ll be more time for all this once ‘Drona’ is released,”said Abhishek.

Directed by Goldie Behl, “Drona” also stars Priyanka Chopra and Kay Kay Menon.

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