Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen to act together
Beauty queens, Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen have been termed as rivals for last 20 years and stories about their cold war made the gossip pages from time to time. It all started back in 1994 during that year’s ‘Miss India’ contest. That year Aishwarya was the hot favorite to win the contest but Sushmita emerged almost like an underdog and won the title. As the winner, Sushmita Sen went on to represent India at the ‘Miss Universe’ pageant while Ash as the runner up represented her country at the rival ‘Miss World’ pageant. Both won their respective pageants that year and later both made way to Bollywood for a career in films. With so parallel a career, speculations of a rivalry was almost certain. The two beauties have maintained a safe distance from each other during their acting careers. Both Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai have won praise from critics for their acting skills.
Whatever may be the truth about their rivalry, it may all change soon. As per reports, the two gorgeous ladies are all set to share screen space in the debut directorial venture of famed ad guru, Prahlad Kakkar. Prahlad Kakkar is known to share excellent terms with many leading figures of Bollywood and he is capable of pulling off such a coup. As of now the film has been given the title ‘Happy Anniversary' and is said to be a comedy based around marital issues. The film will depict the journey of Aishwarya’s character, starting as a 21 year old and going on for the next 8 years. Ash’s real life husband Abhishek Bachchan is under consideration to play the role of her husband in the film. Sushmita Sen will have an important supporting role in ‘Happy Anniversary’. The film produced by Gaurang Doshi will be shot mostly in South Africa.
Sushmita Sen has already confirmed the news to the media. She said, "Looks like she (Aishwarya Rai) and I will star together in the film (‘Happy Anniversary’). It’s a matter of time before the film starts rolling. I look forward to it." Aishwarya on the other hand was more restrained in her statement. She only said, “All I can say is that I am looking forward.” Aishwarya’s last film was released 5 years ago. During this period she has given birth to a baby girl named Aaradhya. If all goes all, she will be making her much anticipated comeback.