Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has directed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Guzaarish.
But reportedly, the actress has now given up the opportunity to work with SLB and picked up Anurag Kashyap over him. The reason is hubby Abhishek Bachchan.
As per a report, a source has revealed that Aishwarya’s upcoming project with Bhansali was in the development stages, when she and Abhishek were offered Anurag’s Gulab Jamun.
The source said, “Aishwarya had to choose between working with Bhansali and sharing screen space with her husband, as the dates for both films were clashing. And she chose the film with her husband. They haven’t worked together in eight years. And more importantly, both of them have fabulous roles in Gulab Jamun. They’re going to be playing characters they’ve never played before.”
Abhishek and Aishwarya have previously worked together in films like Guru, Kuch Naa Kaho, Dhoom 2, Umrao Jaan, Raavan, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke and Sarkar Raj. Talking about Aishwarya, the actress was recently seen in Fanney Khan, which unfortunately was a box office dud.
On the professional front, Abhishek Bachchan is currently gearing up for the release of Manmarziyan, which has also been directed by Anurag Kashyap.
The film also features Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal in pivotal roles. It is set to hit the screens on September 14 and will lock horns with Mitron and Love Sonia at the box office.>