Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan REUTERS

Former Miss World and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is reportedly not making a comeback with an item number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film, "Ram Leela". 

Rumours have been doing the rounds of late that Aishwarya will make her comeback with a special performance in Sanjay's "Ram Leela" starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. It was reported that "Devdas" director wanted to cast the former Miss World in a special song and that the latter was considering the offer.

However, latest report claimed that Aishwarya will not make a comeback with an item song and that she is busy looking after her daughter Aaradhya.

"First it was Sonakshi Sinha, then Madhuri Dixit. Now it's Aishwarya. None of these rumours are true," IANS quoted a source as saying.

Although Aishwarya was not available to clarify the reports, a source close to her told the news agency that she is currently spending her time with her daughter, Aaradhya.

"At the moment Aaradhya is Ash's one and only priority. Yes, she is slowly looking at scripts again, and some very good ones. But she gets tempted, and then again she decides now is not the time. She doesn't want to miss out a single moment in Aaradhya's growing-up years," the source said.

The source added that Aishwarya might choose to work in the remake of Shekhar Kapoor's classic film, "Masoom" which was released in 1983. Playback singer and director Himesh Reshammiya will reportedly produce the film and Bedabrata Pain will direct.

According to the source, Aishwarya Rai loves the story of "Masoom" and the makers are ready to adjust with the shooting schedules according to her convenience. The film features Abhishek in the male lead role.

"Abhishek and Aishwarya have agreed in principle to be in Himesh's remake. Now the details are being worked out," DNA quoted a reliable source as saying.