|It seems Aishwarya Rai will mince her way back to films not with a full-fledged role but with an item number.
The 39-year-old beauty, who took a maternity break from films in 2011 and has since pitched herself headlong into motherhood, is contemplating a comeback now that the sweet Aaradhya Bachchan is going to be two come November. She has admitted to getting offers from various filmmakers, but it looks like Sanjay Leela Bhansali will steal a march over everyone else.
Buzz is that Bhansali wants Aishwarya Rai to do a special item number for his film Ram Leela, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in leading roles.
Earlier, the filmmaker had reportedly tossed the offer to Madhuri Dixit, but things didn’t materialize. This time he’s said to have approached his all-time favourite Ash whom he has directed in three films: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Guzaarish.
It’s learnt that Ash hasn’t turned down the offer, so she may be considering it seriously. So far, she has done just one item song, 'Kajra Re', which is an all-time hit.
When contacted, Sanjay Leela Bhansali denied approaching Ash for the item in Ram Leela, but insiders insist that he wants to keep it hush-hush until things are finalized.
If Aishwarya Rai indeed gives her nod, it would mark her return to the big screen after three years.