Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Reunite With Mani Ratnam For a Period Drama, Will Amitabh Bachchan Be a Part of This Baahubali-Like Franchise?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. (Photo Credits: facebook)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been making frequent appearances, all of them which are super glamorous. From vacations to photoshoots, she has been slaying and how. With her fashion game so on point, the fans are now too interested in knowing about her next film. While the talks on her film with Abhishek Bachchan namely Gulab Jamun are going on, here is a big surprise! As per the reports in DNA, she has signed a multilingual big budget film of Mani Ratnam! Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Walk Out of Anurag Kashyap's Gulab Jamun?.

A source close to the development told the publication, "It's a big-budget historical drama, which is being planned on the lines of the Baahubali franchise. It’s likely to be a bilingual project and star several other big names from the South Indian film industry. Mani approached his muse Aishwarya for the female lead and she signed on the dotted line."

Also, there is a buzz that the makers have also approached Ash's father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan for the same film but he is yet to decide whether he wants to be a part of it. The flick is said to be based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's historical novel Ponniyin Selvan (The Son of Ponni), set in the era of 10th and 11th century. Aishwarya Looks Gorgeous in Black as She Visits Sonali Bendre's Residence With Abhishek Bachchan.

The source further elaborated, "There will be an ensemble cast. The actors have already been asked to give bulk dates and commit a few years to this film, as it will be made in several parts. The book has five volumes, but the makers are planning to conceptualise it as three instalments on screen." It will indeed be a huge treat for all the fans of Ash who wished to see her in a full-fledged role.