Actress Aishwarya Rai has said that she never felt the ‘money’ single most important thing in the whole world. “I am not greedy about money; in fact, I never was. It’s strange to hear some people saying things which are entirely untrue,” said Aishwarya Rai, who is expecting her first child with hubby Abhishek Bachchan.
Ash was approached to star in a few commercials. The actress, who is in the middle of her pregnancy (6th month, to be precise!), did honour the desire of the companies by starring in them. She was signed up to play an actress in Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’ but opted out of the film as soon as her pregnancy was confirmed.
She had been to London recently to shoot for the ‘Lux’ soap advertisement. Voices are heard in Bollywood criticizing the former beauty queen that she shouldn’t have signed up to star in any commercial when she is pregnant. They even termed her as ‘greedy’. This didn’t go down well with Aishwarya Rai, who has now hit back at her detractors.
“Getting pregnant isn’t a disease; I think if a person is healthy, he/she can act. I’m healthy by God’s grace and am doing what I’m asked to do. I’m not greedy at all and am only doing what I like,” says Rai. It may be noted that Ash returned the advance amount to Madhur which took at the time of signing ‘Heroine’. Her act of voluntarily returning the advance amount should silence her critics!