Ash not happy with ‘pre-project’ projections

Eight years after their last film together, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are all set to share screen space once again in Anurag Kashyap’s Gulab Jamun. The actress reveals that though it’s been a while since they signed the project, they’ve refrained from talking about it.

“We agreed to do the film last year itself, and since then there have been reports about it in the media every few months. That’s always been my concern – if there is too much chatter about a project, then people keep wondering what’s happening. I think, ideally, the news should come out only when you’re ready to roll,” she says.

Aishwarya and Abhishek have collaborated on several projects in the past including Guru, Sarkar Raj, and Mani Ratnam’s Raavan – their last outing together.

“Abhishek and I respect each other as partners. Forget the fact that we are husband and wife, because we are co-stars as well, and we’ve done a lot of films together. Guru and Raavan are some of the great pieces of work that we are proud of,” says the 44-year-old actress.