On-screen chemistry with Hrithik due to scripts

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On-screen chemistry with Hrithik due to scripts: Ash


Source: IANS 

Date: November 14, 2010 


On-screen chemistry is something that exists between a film's characters and not between the actors essaying the roles, says Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai about her success with co-actor Hrithik Roshan. "Actually the chemistry is between characters that have been written (in script) and not between actors. When the audience experiences a moment that is magical between the characters you guys call it a sizzling chemistry between actors," she said, when asked about her on-screen chemistry Hrithik ahead of the release of their "Guzaarish" Nov 19. "It is an interesting coincidence that this is my third film with Hrithik Roshan. It was wonderful working with him. Earlier, we both have acted in two films 'Dhoom 2' and 'Jodhaa Akbar'," she said. "During 'Jodhaa Akbar' we both had said that we had done two movies which were diametrically opposite in terms of genre and perspective...both the films were hugely appreciated," she told reporters while addressing a promotional event of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Guzaarish" here. 


"Dhoom 2" was set up in the backdrop of the 21st century. Hrithik played the role of a thief who steals valuable rare items using various hi-tech gadgets. He fell in love with Aishwarya, who was actually a spy working for the police. The film also had Aishwarya's real life husband Abhishek Bachchan, who played a cop. On the other hand, "Jodhaa Akbar" was a film which revolved around the romance of Mughal emperor Akbar, played by Hrithik, and his wife, Hindu Rajput princess Jodhaabai, played by Aishwarya. "Then came Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Guzaarish'. We as co-actors were really excited to work in yet again a movie which was so different from the previous two. I think it rarely happens that as co-actors we are working in three movies which are so eminently and distinctively different from each other," Aishwarya said. 


"Guzaarish" revolves around the character of magician Ethan, played by Hrithik, who becomes quadriplegic when one of his tricks goes wrong. Aishwarya plays the role of a nurse, Sofia, who has been accompanying Ethan for the past 12 years. Ethan's life revolves around Sofia and they share a silent tacit love which is both beautiful and spirited. "We both maintain and it's true that as actors we always say that chemistry is on paper. It is there on paper in the script and in the screenplay. We actors can only infuse life in it. But if that chemistry is absent in the script, we can try all we want but the moment will never be magical," said the actress. "I think when the audience experiences the moment that has actually been written and thought by the director that is all we call a magical moment or sizzling chemistry," she said.



Intimate scenes with Hrithik a 'ridiculous' rumour: Aishwarya


Source: Indian express 

Date: November 14, 2010 


Miffed over reports of doing steamy scenes with co-star Hrithik Roshan in the upcoming 'Guzaarish', Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said the on-screen chemistry is between the characters of any film and not the actors. "I don't know where these rumours start from. I would not have done something which I am not comfortable about. It is very evident that this kind of news is just speculation. It is a ridiculous rumour, totally false and baseless," she told reporters . Some media reports had earlier said that the Bachchan family had voiced objection to intimate scenes in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, releasing this Friday. 'Dhoom 2', her first film with Hrithik in 2006, where they shared a passionate lip lock, had created similar rumours of objections from her in-laws. "The audience experiences the chemistry between the characters and not the actors. When the audience feels that magical moment between the two characters, you (the media) describe it as sizzling chemistry. But that is not what it really is," Aishwarya said. Lavishly mounted and set in the picturesque Goa, 'Guzaarish' has Aishwarya playing nurse to Hrithik, a genius magician bedridden with a spine injury that has left him quadriplegic for the last 14 years. 


After delivering two superhits with Bhansali – 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' and 'Devdas' - this will her third film with the maverick director. However, she refused to accept that Bhansali has been a lucky charm for her."I want to dispel this misconception. When I work with Sanjay, I work because it gives me creative happiness. I never think that this director is lucky for me. That has never been my approach to work," the 37-year-old former Miss World said. Recently, some anti-tobacco activists had spoken out against the posters of 'Guzaarish', where Aishwarya is seen smoking. "It is just a moment in the film, where I am trying to smoke but then start coughing immediately after. It is not that I am puffing away to glory in the film. I am not a smoker in the film," she said when asked to comment on the issue. While her last flick 'Action Replayy' opposite Akshay Kumar has bombed at the box office, she has huge expectations from 'Guzaarish'. 


"It is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and should be regarded as a statement in itself for every viewer who will watch the movie. Having done many memorable roles on the silver screen, she describes the role of 'Paro' in 'Devdas' as the strongest one ever played by her. "Devdas is very memorable, personally and for my career.




'Audiences will find new Aishwariya in Guzaarish'


Date: November 14, 2010 Kolkata, 


Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai feels that audiences will get to see her in a new light in her upcoming movie 'Guzaarish'.? "Audiences will find a new Aishwarya in 'Guzzarish'... It's a different role I have played altogether in this movie. And it's really a special role for me," Aishwarya told reporters while addressing a promotional for the soon-to-be-released film, the latest from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali stable. It would be Aishwarya's third film directed by Bhansali after "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and "Devdas". "My character in this film is a departure from Nandini ('Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam') and Paro (Devdas)," she said. In "Guzaarish", Hrithik Roshan plays a magician who becomes quadriplegic when a trick goes wrong. 


The film that will see Aishwarya Rai as a nurse is slated for a Nov 19 release. "In this film I am playing the character of a nurse, Sophie and Hrithik plays the character Ethan. It's my third film with Hrithik as well. Ethan is a quadriplegia patient in this film and I am his care giver," said the 36-year-old former Miss World. Aishwarya had earlier paired with Hrithik in "Dhoom 2" and "Jodhaa-Akbar" and both films did quite well at the box office. "You will discover me as a nurse with a very serious personality. This serious personality is because of a past story of mine in the film. You will see how a nurse also lives a life of a quadriplegic in this film. That makes the character special for me. This is all I will say right now," she said. With two flops and a blockbuster hit "Robot" this year, the Bachchan bahu is keeping her fingers crossed for "Guzaarish". 


Aishwariya's character is an elegant nurse who has been accompanying Ethan like a shadow for the past 12 years. Ethan's life centers on her and they share a silent tacit love which is both beautiful and spirited. The scenario takes an unexpected turn when Ethan decides to take matters in his own hands and files an appeal in the court for mercy killing. This leaves Sophie in an impasse that challenges their relationship and their love.