It's been 18 years since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor were seen together in 'Taal'. Despite people absolutely loving their on-screen pairing in the Subhash Ghai flick, they only did one more movie together titled 'Humara Dil Aapke Paas Hai', which tanked miserably at the box-office.
But looks like the two stars are all set to reunite on the celluloid in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's next project after 17 years. Last week we told you how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been roped in for the movie, and now if the reports are to be believed, then the makers are planning on casting Anil Kapoor alongside the 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' actress.
The movie titled 'Fanney Khan' was announced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra last year, which also marks the directorial debut of Atul Manjrekar. The movie is co-produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Arjun N Kapoor and Prernaa Arora.
" We go on the floors by the year-end. It is a happy, slice-of-life film.We approached Aishwarya for the part and are glad she agreed to come onboard ," Prernaa confirmed with a leading tabloid.
Industry grapevine suggested that the movie is based on the Hollywood musical comedy 'Everybody's Famous', but the makers confirmed that they are tweaking the script to cater to the Indian audience.
In an interview with a leading entertainment portal, Aishwarya had said, " The last six months post-November was a very strong experience personally that I went through. So I had kind of shut down to my professional world and I'm very glad on it. I've just started as of, literally, last week meeting with a couple of narrations again and I'm not just being cryptic but there are two that I've already, that's pretty quick right to say that I've already liked (laughs) and kind of open myself up too because it's the filmmakers when we do talk about, you'll know that why it was easy to nod in agreement because it's the filmmakers who I have known, I have worked with and I've known over a very long period so two ideas already kind of given a nod to. Now we have to see that it all works out schedule wise, very soon. I guess when I'm back we'll talk about it. "
There were also reports that the second movie that Ash has signed happens to be a Mani Ratnam project and she has also been approached to star opposite hubby Abhishek Bachchan in Anurag Kashyap's 'Gulab Jamun'. However, both the stars have not yet confirmed the reports of signing the latter project.