Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and SRK in 'Devdas' (2002)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and SRK in 'Devdas' (2002)

The search is still on for female lead in Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’. However, BizAsia has learnt that Khan has approached none other than ex Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

A few names have been mentioned lately as being in the running for the role including Priyanka Chopra and also Katrina Kaif. However, it seems that Farah has offered the role with Rai Bachchan and that the actress is keeping it under consideration. If she does take the role, she will be seen on-screen with Shah Rukh for the first time in over a decade.

The film will also star the actress’s hubby Abhishek and recent reports also suggest that Prithviraj will also be a part of the film. The fourth male lead is thought to be Boman Irani. Keep checking BizAsia for more on this development.