Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may have lost Salman Khan to Katrina Kaif, but the tables have turned in their professional lives. According to reports in the media, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been roped in to play the role of ‘Debi Chaudhurani’ in an upcoming Rituparno Ghosh project, the same role for which the ace Bengali director’s originally choice was Katrina Kaif. In a statement to the media, Rituparno Ghosh confirms that he is indeed making an on screen adaptation of Debi Chaudhurani and if all goes well Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may also be a part of the movie.

However, Rituparno Ghosh is not prepared to make any final commitment at the present moment because he is presently busy with another dance – based Bengali movie. Moreover, Aishwarya too, will take some time off with hubby Abhishek Bachchan to enjoy a romantic vacation. The media though refuses to stop speculations, and the latest reports claim that the Bollywood actress had been in talks with her favorite Bengali film director last week when she and Abhishek were in Kolkata to collect the Anandaloke awards for the best actress and best actor respectively for their performances in Raavan. This however was only a telephonic conversation and nothing has been confirmed on pen and paper. Rituparno Ghosh has said that he will wait for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to return from her Christmas holidays, and he too will complete work on his dance project in the meanwhile, only then can the duo decide on their future film on ‘Debi Chaudhurani’.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has starred in Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Chokher Bali’ and ‘Raincoat’ in the past and very naturally Rituda is one of her favorite directors. The film adaptation of the Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay novel may not be a bilingual as earlier reported, confirmed Rituparno Ghosh.


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