Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is back on the silver screen with the release of her new film Fanney Khan, is planning to direct films in near future. This is not simply conjectured as the gorgeous actress has herself expressed her desire to direct films one day.

“Direction does interest me. In a few years from now, I will surely turn director. All my directors and co-stars have teased me about it. Even AB (Abhishek Bachchan) tells me that I should explore it,” said the former beauty queen in a recent interview.

The actress makes it clear that she does not want to direct movies for the sake of it. She will devote proper time to filmmaking. “When I do direct, I will throw myself whole-heartedly in it. It will never be a fly-by-night commitment for me, as my work consumes me completely. Even though I had only four scenes in Fanney Khan, I would have endless talks with Atul Manjrekar to understand them fully.”

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will next be seen in Phantom Films’ Gulab Jamun. What makes the project special is the fact that it reunites her with husband Abhishek Bachchan onscreen after a gap of eight years. The duo was last seen together in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan in 2010.