In the midst of what seems to be a never-ending weight gain debate, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may soon be making a comeback in Bollywood, and this time revive her on-screen romance with Shah Rukh Khan.

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For the red carpet, the actress and mother donned an elaborate sari designer by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. The ivory and sand, long-sleeved ensemble flattered Rai, whose weight gain has been in question since she gave birth in November. Twitter

Grapevine has it that the 38-year-old actress, who's been on mummy duty since the birth of her first child Aaradhya Bachchan in November last year, has been reportedly roped in to play alongside King Khan in a Hindi remake of Tamil film "Ramanaa".

It is said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will produce the Hindi version of the south Indian flick. The original action-packed movie released in 2002 starred superstar Vijaykanth and Simran.

However, it is not sure if Aishwarya will be a part of the upcoming movie. It was reported earlier that she may play a part opposite Shah Rukh in "Bajirao Mastani", but Sonam Kapoor has taken up the role.

Rumour also has it that Aishwarya would act in Ram Gopal Varma's third venture "Sarkar 3" but Varma denied in a tweet that read, ""Sarkar 3" is being planned... Amitji and Abhishek will feature in it but contrary to reports Aishwarya won't be... script is still under progress".

Meanwhile, the former Miss World has been under intense criticism for not losing weight, especially after photos of her with a double chin hit the internet. As of now, Aishwarya has made no claims of a comeback on the big screen, given that she is still reeling in the joy of motherhood.  

When asked earlier this year about his wife's plans and future projects, Abhishek Bachchan replied, "As and when she wants to come back, is completely her decision. As and when she decides, when she sees a script she is inspired by - the decision is entirely hers".