There have been speculations about Aishwarya Rai’s comeback film, ever since she took a maternity leave from films following the birth of daughter Aradhya.
Among the projects in discussion were a woman-centric film with long-time associate Mani Ratnam (‘Iruvar’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Raavan’) and a film by Shriram Raghavan opposite Varun Dhawan.
The one opposite Varun Dhawan was then started without her being in the lead role.
However, now the official one has turned out to be with Sanjay Gupta.
“Yes guys it’s true. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the dynamic female lead in my action/thriller Jazbaa,” the filmmaker tweeted on Friday.
Although it has two male leads, the film is centred around Aishwarya’s character.
Cashing in on her annual Cannes Film Festival red carpet appearance for L’Oréal Paris — which has been rescheduled for May 20 and 21 following the Air Traffic Control strike in France this year — the official announcement of the film is going to be made during the festival.
While this will be Aishwarya’s first film since Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’, Gupta is expected to start shooting for it early next year after he is done with ‘Mumbai Saga’, incidentally starring Aishwarya’s ex-flame Vivek Oberoi.
Talk about directors developing a liking for a certain ‘type’ of actors.
Here’s hoping that Aishwarya will impress the audiences with her work and charm all over again!
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