Mani Ratnam to have Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan in his next film

Star couple Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will be seen together on the big screen for the first time after Guru and Raavan, if everything goes according to plan for ace director Mani Ratnam’s next movie.

It has been reported by Deccan Chronicle that Mani Ratnam has been keen on doing a project pairing the real life couple again, for quite some years.

The new film featuring Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will also mark the return of Mani Ratnam in Bollywood after a long gap.

It can be recalled that Aishwarya Rai’s film debut was Iruvar in 1997 directed by Mani Ratnam. For Abhishek Bachchan, Mani Ratnam gave him his biggest hits in Yuva and Guru.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai photo

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

With Mani Ratnam’s love story Kaatru Vaaliydai (Cheliya) released recently, the director is all set to make the new movie having Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan.


Deccan Chronicle quoted Abhishek Bachchan from an earlier interview in which he said that for him to come together with Aishwarya Rai, the movie script has to be really special. Further, Abhishek Bachchan said that he wasn’t interested in doing a movie with his wife just for the sake of being together on the screen.

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