"It’s not like we sit her down and show her our films."
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stunned fans all around the world with her iconic looks this year at Cannes. During the trip, she attended the film festival with her five-year-old daughter. And now, she’s spoken about Aaradhya’s upbringing.
Many would initially assume the little girl has a high-end life, travelling across the globe with her superstar mother. But, Aishwarya’s comments reveal the actual reality of her upbringing.
The actress spoke about how she and husband, Abhishek Bachchan, has brought up Aaradhya in a “normal” way.
Aishwarya made the comments during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival.
She said: “She has had a very normal upbringing till now. It’s not like we sit her down and show her our films. I can’t say she is blissfully unaware, she is aware of what we do. She obviously sees our posters all over the city. She is aware of who we are.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also explained that, despite the nature of Aaradhya’s upbringing, she still recognises elements of fame. One can naturally understand, seeing as the girl hails from a family of film stars, such as legend Amitabh Bachchan.
Using Cannes 2017 as an example, Aishwarya added: “Because she is travelling with me, meeting new people, seeing our world, I don’t have to sit her down and tell her what her mother does. She sees it, she is growing up with. She has now developed an ease [with media] which you all are seeing.”
It seems that as Aaradhya gets older, she’s becoming more interactive with the media too. Aishwarya spoke on an amusing anecdote about her five-year-old daughter.
“There were some pictures where she is waving, I asked her what she was doing and she said I was telling them ‘no, no photos, bas theek hai.’ That was so cute. I realised she also posed for pictures when I was busy.”
So will we see Aaradhya follow the family legacy and become an acting star in her own right?
Aishwarya remained coy on the subject. Instead, she focused on her daughter’s independence when it comes to her career in adult life.
“I am very particular that Aaradhya evolves and develops into her own person and she finds her own calling in life…”
After these comments, it seems that the five-year-old girl has become a natural with the camera.
But, whether she will follow her family footsteps, remains far too early to tell.