There is a strong possibility of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan coming together again after the historic success of Devdas.
In fact, if all had gone well, the pair would have been signed for the Devdas director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new historical opus Bajirao Mastani.
Says a source, “Bhansali had already sounded out Aishwarya for Mastani and was in advanced talks with Shah Rukh for Bajirao’s part. But then the character required Shah Rukh to shave his head for six months. This, Shah Rukh was not able to do due to his commitment to Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale and Rahul Dholakia’s Raees. This is when Ranveer Singh stepped in and agreed to shave his head, and to stay committed only to Bajirao Mastani while it was being shot.”
With Shah Rukh out of the picture and Ranveer taking his place, there was no way Aishwarya could be cast opposite Ranveer.
“This is how Deepika Padukone came into the picture. But Aishwarya and SRK are keen to work together. They will be doing so at the first given opportunity,” says the source. Apparently, filmmaker Rajiv Menon from Tamil Nadu is keen to sign Shah Rukh and Aishwarya together.