Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Cannes
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes 2017Reuters

Here's exciting news for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans. The former Miss World, who was last seen in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, is reuniting with ace director Mani Ratnam for a new film, which will be a bilingual and will release in Tamil and Hindi.

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"Yes, Ash and Mani are doing a film together. It's a romantic drama, which will be a bilingual and will be made in Hindi and Tamil. The two were in talks for a film for years and it's finally happening," a source told DNA.

While no confirmation has been made by Aishwarya or the director, if the report turns out to be true, it will be their fourth association after Iruvar, Guru and Raavan.

The beauty queen, who impressed the global fashion police with her fabulous outing at Cannes Film Festival 2017, had started listening to scripts only a few weeks ago. She had taken some time off for her family and her ailing father Krishnaraj Rai, who passed away in March.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai BachchanReuters

"I took a break for the past five months because of personal reasons. I'm glad I did. It meant a lot for me personally so I didn't have any professional meetings. I started last week and I liked two subjects already. So, as and when we feel the need and the time is right, we will share the news with you. But I have just started listening to scripts. Until then, I had taken time off for work for my family, especially for my mother," she said.

There were reports recently that Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan were approached for Anurag Kashyap's Gulab Jamun but nothing had been finalised as of now.