Abhishek Bachchan and wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are rumoured to be coming together for Shailesh R Singh’s next film based on reel-life cops.
PinkVilla reports that the two will play IPS officers, who are married to each other. They were last seen together in the 2007 blockbuster ‘Guru’.
An industry source told the publication, “The film is based against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh politics, based on a true story and about two IPS officers, who are husband and wife. It’s their love story and journey. Abhishek has liked the story and given his nod to the film though he is yet to sign the contract. Aishwarya Rai has been approached for the female lead and will be hearing a story narration soon. She has expressed interest in the story but as Aishwarya takes time on her scripts the film is on hold. The producers have been waiting to give her a story narration for almost two months. Shailesh’s first choice is Aishwarya as he thinks she will be wonderful in the film. Both the roles have equal weight and are performance-oriented.”
Singh confirmed the news but was awaiting the go-ahead from the actors, “Yes I have approached Abhishek and he has shown interest in the film. We are discussing with Aishwarya’s team and will be giving her a narration soon. She has conveyed to us that she’s interested in meeting us and hearing the story. I am planning to give Aishwarya a narration soon. I would definitely love to make a film with Abhishek. I had wanted to work with Abhishek for a long time but we got a good story now. Abhishek and I are both excited about the story. He is a superb human being and a great actor. The subject is strong and befitting his persona. I would love to work with Aishwarya in this film too as she suits the role. We cast actors in films keeping in perspective whether the roles suit them or not. I like to cast the actor according to the character.”