I don’t take tips from Paa, says Ash

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan feels fortunate to be part of some unique films. In the long tenure of her filmy careers, she has got to enact versatile roles. In her latest film ‘Action Replayy’, she has played an actress of the 70’s.  When asked whether she takes tips from her father-in-law and mother-in-law. She replied, "No, I didn't sit with Ma or Paa because, like Paa has always said, your work speaks volumes. You need not sit with them and literally speak. You have their films to refer to".

Ash said that there is no any particular actress from whom she is inspired to play the actress of the 70’s. She took tips from every reigning actresses of that era. "There isn't any particular actor whom I followed. In terms of visual styling, make-up and hair, there are lots of actresses from that time. There is no signature reference of any particular actor of that time. It's a collage of all actors," Aishwarya said.

She reveals what inspires her to choose ‘Action Replayy’. "It's wonderful that I had so much of period films to do and yet they are all different. When Vipul said he wanted to do a retro film, the word retro was quite catchy. He didn't call it historical era, period piece, pre-independence, he called it retro era," she said.

"The moment you say retro, we all go into the 70's. I instantly knew it was different," she said.

"It's a fun genre. Vipul was very clear about the film he was making. It was a play that he made several years ago. He was very clear in his narrative, and didn't want to change anything except when most necessary. Of course, we improvised, but not that much, because Vipul was clear about what each character was supposed to do," Aishwarya said.

Next, she will be seen opposite Hrithik Roshan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’.