There are reports doing the rounds that director Mani Ratnam is roping in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s famous 1938 novel Rebecca. This is said to be Ash’s comeback film post giving birth to her daughter, Aaradhya. She is apparently playing the role of Mrs de Winter in this flick.
However, these reports have been denied by sources close to Mani Ratnam. When KT contacted Mani’s wife, Suhasini, she denied the report that Ash and Mani will be working together next. Asked if the director had roped in Ash for Rebecca, she said, “No, it’s wrong.”
The ace director is currently working hard on Kadal, which features Gautham Karthik and Thulasi in the lead. Suhasini went on to add, “Mani is currently focussed on Kadal, which still has seven days of shoot left. He will decide on his next only after this film releases. It will take him eight more months after that to write his next script. So, any news about his future project that comes up in this time period is false.”
When KT spoke to Mani Ratnam’s spokesperson, he also said, “Mani sir is currently busy with the post-production work of Kadal. He’s yet to decide on his next. The stories doing the rounds about his next film with Ash are just rumours.”
Here are the films in which the director has worked with Aishwarya Rai: