Mumbai: The real-life couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan act opposite each other in a movie was in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan. That was eight years ago. Since then, there has been the occasional report stating that the two might work together but nothing has happened yet. Now, the ‘it’ couple of Bollywood might actually work in a film together.
According to a news report, the film in question is called Gulab Zamun and will be produced by Anurag Kashyap. The film will be directed by Sarvesh Mewara and an announcement to this effect is likely to be made in the coming days.
Rai has received numerous accolades, including two Filmfare Awards from eleven nominations, and she was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009 and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France in 2012. She has often been cited in the media as “the most beautiful woman in the world”.
Rai’s final release of 2016 was Karan Johar’s romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in which she played the role of a poetess named Saba. Rai received mostly positive notice for her performance despite having limited screen time. The film emerged as a major commercial success with revenues of over 2 billion.
Abhishek is currently working on Manmarziyaan, directed by Anurag Kashyap, also starring Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.The film is slated for a 21 September release.
On the work front, Aishwarya is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. The actress essays the role of a pop star in the film. The film’s posters, songs like Halke Halke and Mohabbat, as well as the trailer are already a hit. Fanney Khan is Atul Manjerekar’s debut film as a director and releases on 3 August. She will also play a woman suffering from dissociative identity disorder in a remake of the 1967 film Raat Aur Din.