Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to romance Varun Dhawan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who was on a brief break for her pregnancy and daughter Aaradhya will soon be back to the silver screen. If the latest grapevine is to be believed then very soon we will get to see the former beauty queen romancing 25 year old Varun Dhawan. The film is said to be directed by Sriram Raghavan of ‘Agent Vinod’ fame.

“Nothing is finalised yet, but (director) Sriram Raghavan has reached out to Aishwarya and Varun. Neither of them want to talk about it yet, since things are at an initial stage,” says a trade insider, adding, “In the last two weeks, Varun and Sriram have met a few times to discuss the project. Varun is believed to be a big fan of the kind of films Sriram is known for.”

To be produced by Ramesh Taurani, the film is tipped to be a dark thriller. While Varun is believed to be almost confirmed, the makers are waiting for a response from Aishwarya. “If all goes well, the film should kick off later this year,” adds the insider.

Varun Dhawan, son of noted director David Dhawan who debuted with Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ is busy with his father’s directional project ‘Main Tera Hero’, being produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Taurani says, “We have signed Sriram, and work is underway on the script. Once that is ready, we will look at casting.”

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish (2010) opposite Hrithik Roshan.