According to reports, it was on the sets of ‘Guru’ where one of Bollywood’s strongest off-screen relationships first sparked and the rest, as they say, is history. And much to the delight of fans, it was recently announced that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are all set to share screen space once again. The couple, who will feature together in a film after a gap of 8 years, will be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s next titled ‘Gulab Jamun’. Reports now suggest that Aishwarya turned down a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film in order to fit in dates for ‘Gulab Jamun’. Aishwarya has earlier worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in films like 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' (1999), 'Devdas' (2002), and 'Guzaarish' (2010).
As per reports, the dates of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film and ‘Gulab Jamun’ were coinciding with one another and as a result, Aishwarya had to pick either one of the two films. The actress was reportedly already in talks with Bhansali when ‘Gulab Jamun’ was offered to her and Aishwarya chose the film which reunites her and Abhishek on-screen. According to reports, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play never seen before characters in ‘Gulab Jamun’. Reportedly, Aishwarya had revealed that the couple had decided to work together when Abhishek returned to films with ‘Manmarziyaan’ which is directed by Anurag Kashyap. The couple last shared screen space in Mani Ratnam's film 'Raavan' (2010).
While Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in ‘Fanney Khan’ directed by Atul Manjrekar alongside Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan is all set for his next film ‘Manmarziyaan’. The actor will be seen sharing space with 'Pink' actress Taapsee Pannu and 'Masaan' fame Vicky Kaushal for the first time. The film also marks Abhishek's return to the big screen after 2 years. He was last seen in Sajid Nadiadwala's multi-starrer film 'Housefull 3', which released in 2016. ‘Manmarziyaan’ is scheduled to release on September 7. The cast of 'Manmarziyan' has been sharing stunning pictures from the picturesque locations in Kashmir on their social media handles.
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