Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently opened up about her personal life in a candid interview in the latest episode of Famously Filmfare.

She talked about her daughter Aaradhya and her small fights with husband Abhishek Bachchan. She also revealed which director she would like to work with next.

Aishwarya was asked about who has been her support system through the ups and downs of life. She said, “My dearest friend Zirak, my bestie. I’ve known him since college and that friendship is also 25 years plus which is amazing. I think that kind of connection is the definition of friendship.”


The Devdas actor had attended Zirak Marker’s book launch event in the year 2016 and she had spoken highly about his work and the book. Zirak and his family had also attended Aishwarya’s birthday celebration in 2017 at the Bachchan residence. Aishwarya’s close-knit friend circle is her buddies from college.  

When asked if any particular habit of her husband leads to arguments, Aishwarya said, “It has been 12 years and how many years before that we’ve known each other as friends. We’ve known each other through quite a long time. We’ve always conversed a lot and communicated a lot, in all its shades, in all the colours of the rainbow.”

On the same show, the actor spoke about how Abhishek proposed to her on the sets of Jodhaa Akbar. “Ashutosh (Gowariker) is like ‘you are engaged’ and I am like ‘yeah’. Meanwhile, Duggu (Hrithik Roshan) gave me an excited thumbs up. We’re doing Khwaja Mere Khwaja, sitting as a bride, and I am like, oh my god this is surreal, all happening on-screen, off-screen, this is bizarre,” she continued.

Later, they got married shortly after the engagement which was a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence in Mumbai. The duo has worked together in films such as Dhoom 2, Guru and Raavan. Now they have a daughter, Aaradhya.

On the work front, Aishwarya will be seen in the film titled Gulab Jamun opposite Abhishek.