Recently, during one of the promotions of her comeback movie, 'JAZBAA' Aishwarya Rai Bachchan openly spoke about working with Salman Khan for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'. Interestingly, Salman khan was referred by Ms. Bachchan for working in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani for the first time in several years.
Right now the Bajirao Mastani has star-cast including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the movie, playing the role of Kashibai, Mastani and Bajiroa respectively. This movie is one of the ambitious projects of Sanjay Leela Bansali. Well, little did anyone know that the famed director approached both Salman and Aishwarya for his dream project, until the actress revealed about the same recently? However, on knowing about Salman being approached for the movie, Aishwarya turned down the offer for the obvious reasons.
Aishwarya told the reporter, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali was looking for certain casting that he had dreamt of bringing together. Along with Aishwarya even Salman was approached and the possibility of playing the role of Mastani didn’t come forward as Bajirao (Salman Khan) was also approached”. Interestingly, it is for the first-time that in several years post the break-up in 2004, that Aishwarya has openly referred her once boy-friend Salman.
On a question that if “Salman Khan was not approached for the film, the actress would have openly talked about it”, she stated, “Every film has its destiny and finds the way it is meant to be”.
After their break-up they were never seen together and neither had they collaborated for any of the projects.