Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been approached to star in an untitled thriller. The film will be directed by Rohan Sippy, the son of renowned filmmaker Ramesh Sippy. It is to be co-produced by Siddharth Anand and KriAarj Entertainment and goes on the floors later this year.
A source close to the development revealed, “The thriller will be centred around Aishwarya’s character. It will also have a younger romantic lead, two popular stars, alongside Aishwarya. But she will play the main protagonist.”
The source added, “Aishwarya is very excited about this project. She and Rohan go back a long way. Rohan Sippy is one of Abhishek’s closest friends. After she did Rohan’s ‘Kuch Na Kaho’ opposite Abhishek, Aishwarya was supposed to star in Rohan Sippy’s Bluff Master with Abhishek. But she had to be replaced by Priyanka Chopra at the last minute. To be coming together with Rohan after so many years is fantastic. Aishwarya will be going in for a completely new look in this film.”
Interestingly, the two previously worked together in ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ (2003) and if these rumours turn to be true, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will reunite with Sippy after 15 years.
Aishwarya is currently busy with 'Fanne Khan' that also stars Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao. Produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film slated to release on July 13 this year.