What happens to Aishwarya’s unfinished projects?

Good wishes are pouring in for the Bachchans from all of Bollywood, but there are some directors who are worried about the status of their projects starring Aishwarya, after the news of her pregnancy broke

There have been speculations about Abhi-Ash coming together onscreen once again for a Mani Ratnam project, but that won’t happen for a while. For now, Mani is busy working on a Tamil project and Abhi-Ash are happily pregnant! There’s one project which Ash is currently working on though, which she is trying to finish off in a hurry— Madhur Bhandarkar’s ambitious Heroine. Though most of the shooting has been completed, some key scenes with the Bachchan bahu are yet to be canned. Ash will have to finish the last portion during the fifth month of her pregnancy, much like Kajol, who had to shoot with her baby-belly for the dance number Jailhouse Rock from We Are Family. Good thing is that Ash needs to sport a puffed-up look for the last portion, of the film as her character takes to alcohol to deal with a career downslide, or so we hear. Ash will definitely have no trouble with these ‘chubby babe’ portions! Sources close to the director say that he is slightly worried about the continuity of her look. But there’s one project that we are most disappointed about—Ashutosh Gowariker’s next, where Shahrukh Khan and Ash were slated to work with each other after ten years (the last time they were seen together onscreen was in Devdas, in 2002, and then the Chalte Chalte war began). Our guess is that Ashutosh’s ambitious sequel to Swades with these two will either be shelved or will be made without Ash, as Ashu is already working on the script. Sadly, SRK and Ash fans will have to wait a little longer to see this star-jodi share screen space!