Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan have worked together in films like Kuch Na Kaho, Umrao Jaan, Dhoom 2, Guru and Raavan. The couple has not done a film together in 8 years.
There has been speculation about them reuniting on screen with Gulab Jamun. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirmed in an interview to Mid-Day that she has signed the film with Abhishek Bachchan.
The film will be directed by Sarvesh Mewara and will be produced by Phantom Films. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, “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 that the film was offered to them a year and a half ago. “We had agreed on the idea then. However, it was around the same time that AB decided to take time out.
After the hiatus, he returned with Manmarziyan, which coincidentally is directed by Anurag Kashyap. That’s when the chatter around Gulab Jamun began again, and we finally came on board. It is a beautiful script and we fit the narrative perfectly,” Aishwarya said.
She added, “The script has to be interesting if a real-life couple is coming together.”
When asked about how they judge a script before giving their nod, Aishwarya Rai said, “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 out choices? Shouldn’t we be actually approaching the story as individual actors?”>