In an interview with a leading daily, she said, “It has brought out a lot of conversation and sharing. The good thing is that people are talking. I don’t think this needs to restrict itself to one part of the world. But this idea does not limit itself to show business or the film industry. It is people discussing it from all walks of life”
During the #metoo movement, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and it was reported that Aishwarya Rai had narrowly escaped his advances. In an interview with a popular website, Simone Sheffield seemed to confirm it. He said,”I use to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked and acted like a big bully pig. He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office, he cornered me and said, ‘What do I have to do to get her alone?’ I told him to kiss my black ass. When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting. Yes, we did do business and yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I’d never work in this business, blah blah blah…what I said to him, I can’t print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client.”
Aishwarya Rai is busy with many projects including Fanne Khan. Reportedly the actress also is working in the remake of ‘Who Kaun Thi’, opposite Shahid Kapoor.