Though Hollywood directors courted her with roles in their films, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai says she could not take up the offers because of scheduling problems."It wasn't about an attitude I had, or any inverted ideas about working overseas, it was simply about scheduling. I just didn't have the time," Aishwarya said.
The punishing long-term scheduling in Bollywood, she said, is more limiting than that in Hollywood, reported The Times. In fact, she was courted relentlessly by Hollywood filmmakers. Director Brett Ratner wanted her for 'Rush Hour' and Wolfgang Petersen pursued her for 'Troy'.
"Michael Douglas came to India and did a press conference where he confessed that he had brought a script my way. And Will Smith was generous enough to be persistent twice over, for Hancock and Seven Pounds," said Aishwarya. The 36-year-old actress said no to the Brad Pitt-starrer 'Troy' as she was not comfortable with the intimate scenes.
One of the reasons I declined Troy was that there were some very explicit lovemaking scenes in the script, and a lot of kisses. I was like, 'Oh my God! I'm not sure'. I couldn't imagine being comfortable with it," said Aishwarya.
Asked about her views on her own family plans, Aishwarya, who is married to actor Abhishek Bachchan, said, "Babies are a gift from God and that's exactly the way Abhishek and me look upon the possibility. We look forward to it as and when it's meant to be." PTI