Usually, all actresses take a long break from their film career, post pregnancy. Aishwarya Rai, however, wont be taking a long long break from her film career after she becomes a mother. Aishwarya recently hinted her intent to pursue film career and showbiz, post pregnancy, when she signed up for a new movie by Viacom 18.
The film start it’s production at the end of 2012 and Aishwarya will start acting for the film around the time when Junior Junior Bachchan or Little Miss world will turn an year old.
The Times of India were the first to report that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has signed a new film. They quoted Vikram Malhotra, COO Studio 18, as saying:
“We’ve signed Aishwarya for a film that starts late 2012. We’ve discussed a couple of exciting script ideas that she has liked. She has committed to doing the film next year. She will be consulted for the final subject of the film,” Vikram Malhotra, COO Studio 18 told TOI.
“The scripts have been selected keeping her stature in mind. We will soon finalize a project in close consultation with her,” he added.
Studio 18 has a good equation with the Bachchans; they were co-producers of Paa, and this weekend’s release, Bbuddah – Hoga Terra Baap, along with Bachchan’s ABB Corp. Studio 18 are also producers of currently filming “Players” in which Abhishek Bachchan plays the lead role.
UTV and Madhur Bhandarkar may have written her off, but Aishwarya Rai will continue to pursue her showbiz career post pregnancy. She has signed on for a new film with Viacom 18, her manager Archana Sadanand confirmed. News of Aishwarya’s pregnancy prompted UTV and Madhur Bhandarkar to drop their under production film Heroine, headlining the 37-year-old first time mama-to-be, sparking a debate on how Bollywood producers should deal with actresses becoming pregnant in the middle of a project.
Malhotra of Studio 18 is against a no pregnancy clause in a contract, as has been suggested by some.
“It is a small industry and though it is valid to protect the interest of the producer, instead of enforcing something in the contract, it is better to sit and sort it out,” Malhotra told HT.