Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen on the big screen playing a pop sensation in the film Fanney Khan. Unfortunately, the film tanked at the box office. Now, the beautiful actress is once again in the news because a leading daily reported that she had a choice between picking up Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next and Anurag Kashyap’s Gulab Jamun which also features her husband actor Abhishek Bachchan. The report stated that the Jazbaa actress chose Anurag’s film over Bhansali’s.
However, Aishwarya, in a recent interview to another leading daily clarified that she has agreed on Gulab Jamun early last year and at that time Abhishek was on a small break to figure out his future projects. "I agreed on it early last year. At that time, Abhishek had taken a small break to review his work. It was a good move because I think every professional should do that. He just wanted to sit back and decide what he wanted to do next. He chose Manmarziyaan then, and now with Anurag directing this one (Gulab Jamun) too, people have incidentally put it together and there have been a lot of re-mentions. We will set the plan to do this one soon," cleared Aish.
Furthermore, Aishwarya’s representatives issued a statemnet today which read, “This (choosing Anurag over Sanjay) is totally baseless and untrue. Aishwarya has immense love for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will always be very keen to work with him and he knows that."
Aishwarya and Abhishek’s Gulab Jamun is a much-anticipated film as the couple was last seen together on screen eight years back in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan. Abhishek will be seen in Anurag’s forthcoming film Manmarziyaan after a hiatus of two years. The film is a quirky love story and also stars Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu in the lead.