Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who made her acting debut with Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie ‘Jeans’, said that Yash Chopra was one of the main reasons why she chose to act in films.
“Yashji is very special to me because he is one of the reasons that I am in the film industry. He is one of the main reasons because he is the one who kept talking to me for two years before I joined the industry, to convince me,” said Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to IANS.
“He always used to tease me, he used to say become an architect, design my sets and then you will definitely come in front of the camera, I'll see to it. So he is just such a special person even to me,” she added.
Though Aishwarya Rai never had an opportunity to act in Yash Chopra’s direction, the actress was lucky enough to work with him in ‘Mohabbatein’ and ‘Dhoom 2’, which were produced by Yash Raj Films.
But the actress said that the bond she shared with Yash Chopra was more than just professional and he was a very special person.
“Today, of course, I am married to Abhishek (Bachchan) and part of the family and he (Yashji) used to say that 'Ab toh tum bahu ban gayi ho' (Now you are like my daughter-in-law), so that is how personal it was. He has a very special place in my heart and my life,” she concluded.