Aishwarya to do an item number in ‘Ram Leela’


Industry is buzz with the rumor that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is returning to silver screen with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’. Aishwarya who is on break from movies due to her daughter Aaradhya was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ in 2010. Aaradhya was born in 2011 and since then she did not take up any movies. Many times report surfaced that Ash will be back soon but it proved wrong. Now the latest doing the rounds that Ash will perform in an item number in 'Ram Leela'.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is keen to have Ash in ‘Ram Leela’ starring Ranver Singh and Deepika Padukone.

“Sanjay sir is keen to have Aishwarya doing the special number. He has already contacted her regarding the same. And though nothing is finalised yet, she is considering the offer seriously,” says an industry insider. Aishwarya and Bhansali share a great working relationship. They have worked together in films like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) and ‘Devdas’ (2012) and ‘Guzaarish’ (2010).

Before Aishwarya, actresses like Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit were decided  but finally it is Ash. “Sanjay sir shares a warm equation with Aishwarya, and he feels she would do justice to the song,” adds the insider. And Bhansali, when asked about this, says, “First, it was Madhuri’s name, and now Aishwarya’s.” About his apparent offer to Aishwarya, he just chose to say, “No, not true”. However, the insider insists that the offer has indeed been made, adding that “Sanjay sir will not speak about it, since talks are presently at a nascent stage.”

When Bhansali was asked about it, he said, “First, it was Madhuri’s name, and now Aishwarya’s.” But he chose to deny, “No, not true”. However, the insider insists that the offer has indeed been made, adding that “Sanjay sir will not speak about it, since talks are presently at a nascent stage.”

'Ram Leela' is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's dream project starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead. It is a romantic saga.


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