Rumour has it that Mani Ratnam and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may not be coming together after all for her post mommy-hood comeback to tinselville. The buzz was that Ash will feature in Ratnam’s take on a renowned 1983 novel, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Reportedly, she would play the character Mrs. De Winter in the film.
Sources on the inside of Mani Ratnam’s camp denied these rumours. In fact, when Chennai Times got in touch with Ratnam’s wife Suhasini, she rejected reports of Ash and Ratnam doing a film together. When questioned about Ash being called in for the role of Rebecca, she said that it was wrong.
Suhasini added that Ratnam is presently focusing his all on Kadal that has just a week more of shooting left. Post Kadal, he will take a decision about his next film. Another eight months of writing his script. Hence, any news on upcoming projects by the director are untrue. Ratnam’s spokesperson also confirmed that reports about Ash in Ratnam’s next film were just rumours and that the director is undecided at the moment