Aishwarya, Abhishek in ‘Happy Anniversary’


Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan will be teaming up for producer Gaurang Doshi’s Bollywood comeback venture ‘Happy Anniversary’. Gaurang, who produced Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal-starrer ‘Aankhen’ in 2002 and ‘Deewaar’ (2004), also starring the senior Bachchan, is making a comeback with two Bollywood projects in the pipeline. First among them is ‘Happy Anniversary’, which he said was based on the theme “anatomy of marriage”, and will be directed by adman Prahlad Kakkar. The film will be Aishwarya’s comeback to the silver screen after the birth of her daughter Aaradhya.
“We have finalised Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan for ‘Happy Anniversary’. They are an ideal married couple and we felt they fit the bill.” Abhishek and Aishwarya have worked together in films like ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’, ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’, ‘Guru’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Sarkaar Raj’ and the two also shook leg in a special song in ‘Bunty Aur Babli’. Gaurang said ‘Happy Anniversary’, to be made on budget of Rs. 65 crore, will go on floors early next year and will be shot in South Africa. n


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