Aishwarya walks out of Bhansali’s next for hubby Abhishek Bachchan


If the latest grapevine is to be believed, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has rejected Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie to work with her husband Abhishek Bachchan in ‘Gulab Jamun’ to be produced by Anurag Kashyap. The dates of ‘Gulab Jamun’ and Bhansali’s film coincided and when Ash had to make a choice between the two, she chose the film with Abhishek.

"Aishwarya had to choose between working with Bhansali and sharing screen space with her husband, as the dates for both films were clashing. And she chose the film with her husband," a source was quoted as saying.

After eight years, the real couple will be seen on-screen together. They were last seen in Mani Ratman’s ‘Raavan’ in 2010. "They haven't worked together in eight years. And more importantly, both of them have fabulous roles in Gulab Jamun. They're going to be playing characters they've never played before," the source told.

The ‘Jazbaa’ actress confirmed doing ‘Gulab Jamun’ with husband. "AB (Abhishek Bachchan) and I have agreed to do Gulab Jamun. I told AB that he needs to decide what he wants to do after Manmarziyaan."

Anurag brought the script of ‘Gulab Jamun’ to Ash-Abhi long back. "We had agreed on the idea then. However, it was around the same time that AB decided to take time-out. After the hiatus, he returned with Manmarziyaan, which coincidentally is directed by Anurag Kashyap. That's when the chatter around Gulab Jamun began again, and we finally came on board. It is a beautiful script, and we fit the narrative perfectly."

On the work front, Abhishek Bachchan will be next seen in ‘Manmarziyaan’ co-starring Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.