An official statement from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a name associated the world over for not only her beauty and her exploits on screen but for a person who has carried herself with dignity integrity and poise; the complete Indian woman. An icon who has created a strong positive image the world over of the Indian woman of the 21st century, a role model at work and at home. A name that makes news by itself and for this very reason over the years people have respected her stand to avoid fuelling rumors or using the media to hype a release or otherwise.
It is with a bruised, angered and pained mindset that we write this note. Certain sections of the press have been behaving in a callous manner and have been putting together articles or pieces without any semblance of truth and furthermore they have been attributing quotes to the actor which are baseless and false. Previously our client preferred to remain silent to let better sense prevail be it the news when she was married off to a tree or otherwise. This silence should not be misconstrued as a weakness.
As her publicist and a fellow woman it angers us to read an article published with a non-existent quote by an irresponsible journalist with a frivolous headline like "Career more important than family"- (refer samaylive.com by Deepak Rana where he has attributed a quote to my client which reads "If I want to remain in the film industry then I need to stay fit" and implied that she will not have children and it furthers states that Abhishek is in agreement to this).She is one actress who never made any statements about her marriage can wait and she will focus on her career. When she did, she got her family’s blessings and got married in the middle of a film and has been a thorough professional even after her wedding. We must not forget that besides being a star in every right Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is about a daughter, a wife, and a daughter in law, a symbol of our tradition and she has always believed and practiced values that govern our society. Irresponsible statements about her private life will not be left to grow without a strong rebuttal. This may be read and understood in no uncertain terms that hence forth we would be forced to take legal recourse in any such event of a piece or article appearing without any credibility or which is an absolute fabrication of one’s imagination. We would further like to request to cross check all source stories with the agency before going into print.
We must respect Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her stand to remain silent on such baseless rumors but it would be wrong to use her name to further a personal cause or career. An article put together to fill media space spirals out of control causing misinterpretation of news and personalized trauma. She has been a woman of substance and represents our country in the national as well as international arena and is a role model for many. We appeal to the members of the media to therefore avoid any form of irresponsible journalism.