Here’s Why Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan Came Together After 8 Years For ‘Gulab Jamun’

Priyanka Parmar
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

It was earlier this month that reports about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan coming together for Gulab Jamun started doing the rounds. The news most certainly got their fans excited about seeing the duo back on-screen after 8 long years.

Here’s what the actress revealed:

AB and I agreed to do Gulab Jamun. I told AB that he needs to decide what he wants to do after Manmarziyan.

The script apparently came their way a year and a half ago and while nothing was set in stone until recently, it was in an interview with Mid-day that Ash confirmed about being a part of the project and said:

We had agreed on the idea then. However, it was around the same time that AB decided to take time out. After the hiatus, he returned with Manmarziyan, which coincidentally is directed by Anurag Kashyap. That’s when the chatter around Gulab Jamun began again, and we finally came on board. It is a beautiful script and we fit the narrative perfectly.

She further added:

The script has to be interesting if a real-life couple is coming together.

We’re sure the script must indeed be interesting to bring the couple together on the big screen after their last film, Raavan in 2010.

When asked about how the duo judges scripts that come to them as a couple, Ash states:

We have got many scripts, and at times, we got tempted too. But then, we discuss it out loud. We take stock and say, ‘Does it excite us?’ Why should marriage define out choices? Shouldn’t we be actually approaching the story as individual actors?

We’re glad that Gulab Jamun finally did the trick and got them to share screen space once again in this Sarvesh Mewara directorial which will be produced by Phantom Films.

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