After the birth of Beti Bachchan i.e. Aaradhya Bachchan, rumours had been swirling fast and thick that mommy Ash was to make a full-fledged comeback to cinema. Names of filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar to helm her comeback film were doing the rounds. But now, the situation is entirely different.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has allegedly shown a lot of interest in starring in the directorial debut of eccentric adman Prahlad Kakkar. The deal will be all the more sweet considering Happy Anniversary may also star her real-life husband Abhishek Bachchan in the male lead.
While the couple are currently scrutinising the script carefully before they give their assent, if Kakkad has his way, there may be yet another explosive addition to the cast, in the form of the sexy and svelte Ms. Sushmita Sen!
According to sources, Prahlad has spoken to the actress and she has loved the part offered to her. Said Kakkad himself confirming the news, “If all goes well, we should have Sushmita in Happy Anniversary. It will be a pleasure to work with her.”
Their long-standing professional rivalry notwithstanding, Aishwarya and Sushmita have no qualms about working together in this film. Said a source, “If both are satisfied with the length and quality of their respective roles, they won’t allow their personal equation to come in the way.”
Their difficult equations, of course, trace back to the mid-1990’s, when Sushmita and Aishwarya were pitted against each other in the Miss India contest. The cold war began then, and intensified when Sushmita went on to beat favourite contestant Ash to the Miss India crown, and went on to win the Miss Universe title. First runner-up Aishwarya did however do her country proud, when she won the Miss World crown that same year.
Meanwhile, Aishwarya is currently trying to shed some weight before facing the camera. And according to a friend, could start shooting for a Mani Ratnam film soon.