A couple of days ago, we had reported that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had signed Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for his next production venture, Gulab Jamun. Today, Aish herself confirmed the news.

Talking to a popular Indian tabloid, the former beauty queen admitted having signed Gulab Jamun opposite husband Abhishek Bachchan. “AB and I agreed to do Gulab Jamun. I told AB that he needs to decide what he wants to do after Manmarziyan,” she said.

She went on to add that it was the beautiful script which drew her towards the film. “It is a beautiful script, and we fit the narrative perfectly. The script has to be interesting if a real-life couple is coming together. We have got many scripts and at times we got tempted too. But then, we discuss it out loud. We take stock and say, ‘Does it excite us? Why should marriage define our choices? Shouldn’t we be actually approaching the story as individual actors?’”

Aishwarya and Abhishek, who first appeared together in Raj Kanwar’s Dhai Akshar Prem Ke in 2000, were last seen in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan in 2010. The couple is reuniting onscreen after a huge gap of eight years.

Phantom Films is producing Gulab Jamun.