Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan to start SECOND film together next year?


Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai appear to be on a signing spree of doing films together after seven years. The last film they did together (though were not romantically paired opposite each other) was Mani Ratnam’s Raavan (2010). After giving their unofficial nod to newcomer Sarvesh Mewara’s quirky, slice-of-life drama, Gulab Jamun, produced by Phantom Films, now they are almost on the verge of signing Shailesh R Singh’s (he has produced Tanu Weds Manu, Aligarh and Simran among other films) untitled next. Shailesh’s film will be directed by a debutant woman director. Singh's film will start after Gulab Jamun is complete.

While there has been talk of the film in recent times, we bring you the latest update...


Says an industry insider, “The story has been narrated to Abhishek and Aishwarya and both have loved the story and script. She is definitely keen to do the film but everything will be finalized after a joint narration happens between the couple and the director. Once they okay the film, this will be their eighth film together (after Gulab Jamun). They look great together as a couple on and off screen and Shailesh and his director are extremely excited to get this hot pair on board.  There has been talk that the producer had approached Kriti Sanon to step into Aishwarya's shoes but that is not true. Singh is in talks with Kriti for another production of his.”
The untitled film is based on the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh politics and is about two IPS officers, who are husband and wife. The source adds, “It’s their love story and journey. The two IPS officers will be played by Abhishek and Aishwarya and the subject is strong and befitting both their personas. In fact, if Aishwarya signs the film, we will get to see a different side of hers – she will be seen doing some action also. Ash and Abhishek have expressed interest, liked the story and keen to take it forward. Right now discussions are happening in detail on the scripts and dialogues as Aishwarya had asked for some changes in the script. Once those changes are made, the joint narration will happen between everybody concerned.”

In the past, Aishwarya and Abhishek have done Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Bunty Aur Babli (the actress had danced to Kajra Re), Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru, and Raavan.