Aishwarya Rai doesn’t mind working with Salman, but bhai no longer keen


She is one of the few Bollywood stars, who have maintained distance from various digital platforms, and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan feels invasion of social media in people’s lives has made them lazy.

Speaking at the India Today Safaigiri Awards here, Aishwarya pointed out people don’t even have time to look to each other because they are busy “using phones”, let alone clean their surroundings.

Aishwarya Rai

“We are very quick with excuses. Work, routine, lifestyle, social media and the need to be on it 24/7, I had to say this… I have observed, we don’t have time to look at another person and talk to him/her because we are so busy on our phones,” she said.

“So, how many people would actually look around to do the basic things like leaving their phone for a minute and picking a tissue, which is lying on the floor, and putting in the bin? People are leaning on conveniently-attributed lethargy,” the 42-year-old actress said.

On the film front, the actress awaits the release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, in which she co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

Directed by Karan Johar, the romantic drama is set to arrive in theatres this Diwali, October 28.

On Saturday, the former Miss World had reportedly said that she was open to the idea of working with Salman Khan once again. In an interview with a magazine, as reported by Times of India, she had revealed that she didn’t mind working with Salman again but on the condition that the script and the director were extraordinary.

However, sources close to Salman said that he wasn’t keen to work with her any more.

(With PTI inputs)