Aishwarya to star in Vishal Bharadwaj’s film

Finally, director Vishal Bharadwaj has got the nod of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He has been waiting for her approval for a long time but Ash fails to give him dates. Ash too was eager to work with the ace director but busy schedule restricted her from signing Vishal’s film. She will star in Vishal’s women-centric project.

Ash was the first choice for Priyanka Chopra starrer, ‘Saat Khoon Maaf’ but finally it went to Priyanka, "Vishal and Aishwarya have a history of misses. "Years ago, she was supposed to do his first directorial venture, Timbucktoo. This year too, she was approached for Saat Khoon Maaf, but she didn't have the dates and the film eventually went to Priyanka Chopra."

"Aishwarya had liked the script for Saat Khoon Maaf. But 2010 has been an especially busy year for her, what with five films releasing. Vishal couldn't wait, and he went to Priyanka Chopra. It happens. Even Prakash Jha's Raajneeti was first offered to Priyanka Chopra”.

When contacted, Aishwarya confirmed the reports, and said, "Yes, Vishal and I have been meaning to work together for quite some time. Things are working out now. He feels I’ve been saying no far too often, but it wasn’t my fault. Things finally are falling into place."