Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Mani Ratnam

Though fans keep themselves abreast of almost everything that is happening in their favourite actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s life, thanks to social media, they miss her sorely when it comes to her mesmeric presence on silver screen. The former beauty queen was last seen in Fanney Khan (2018) but in a special guest appearance.

After Fanney Khan, Aish was quite psyched up about teaming up with husband Abhishek Bachchan in a film called Gulab Jamun. The movie was being produced by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. However, due to the dissolution of his production house Phantom Films, the project was put on the backburner and then finally shelved.

The latest buzz around the actress is that she is in talks with celebrated filmmaker Mani Ratnam for a period movie which is an adaptation of the historical novel Ponniyin Selvan written by Kalki. Reportedly, the character which Aish has been offered is grey.

The big-ticket film is being planned on a scale similar to S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise. If all goes well, it will be a bilingual offering in Telugu and Hindi.

Talking about the male lead, buzz has it that Telugu superstar Mohan Babu is in consideration to play Bachchan’s love interest in the movie. Several other actors from various industries may also join the star cast of the project as it progresses. Amitabh Bachchan is also rumoured to be playing an important role in the untitled film.

An official announcement is awaited.