Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play a surrogate mother in ‘Jasmine’

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was currently shooting for ‘Fanney Khan’ has been approached to play the role of a surrogate mother in her next project. Prernaa Arora's production house approached Ash for the movie titled ‘Jasmine’. The film is reportedly based on surrogacy and is set to be shot in Gujarat and Pushkar in Rajasthan.

‘Jasmine’ will be co-produced by ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ director Shree Narayan Singh, it will be helmed by Siddharth and Garima, who had earlier scripted ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’. Confirming the news, Shree Narayan Singh told the daily: "It is inspired by a real-life story of a woman in Gujarat who doesn't want to have children but decides to become a surrogate mother for someone else. After a point, she gets attached to the child and wants the child back."

Talking about the casting, Prernaa said: "We would love to have her (Aishwarya)but it will depend on her dates."

Prernaa has become a huge fan of Ash after ‘Fanney Khan’.

She had told Mirror: "Working with Aishwarya on Fanney Khan has been a pleasure. Now, there are two more films we are collaborating on with her. Siddharth Anand will be co-producing the film with me, which is an edgy thriller. This film will see Aishwarya in a double role and we will soon finalise the leading man opposite her."

It was earlier reported that Anushka Sharma was approached for the role of surrogate mother but now Ash’s name is surfaced.