Enough and more has been written about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's weight gain, her 'aunty' looks, her nine-month-old daughter Aaradhya Bachchan as well as her comeback. She has probably received more attention in the last year-and-a-half than she had ever bargained for.
The reports and speculations stretched to the point where assumptions were made that Ash would return to the silver screen only if she received an offer that included her husband Abhishek Bachchan as her co-star.
This reports angered Aishwarya Rai. The actress, who is accompanying husband Abhishek Bachchan currently in Chicago for the shoot of the film 'Dhoom 3', is perturbed by such stories appearing in sections of the media
Aishwarya's spokesperson has clarified that the former Miss World has laid down no such conditions to her filmmakers.
Aishwarya's spokeperson sent a written statement to Emirates 24|7 saying: "A certain section of the media has been wrongly reporting that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would do films only with her husband in the future. This bit of news has in the past also been circulated during the time Aishwarya was getting married and at other times as well. We would like to state for the record and put an end to any such speculation that this information is incorrect and is a figment of someone's imagination. It's disheartening to see such tactics being employed by people threatened by her position. Aishwarya has been a complete professional and will at no point let personal equations affect the films she acts in".
Aishwarya, who has been on a break from films since she gave birth to daughter Aaradhya in November last year, may just be ready for a comeback.
The actress who barely made five appearances since her delivery about nine months ago, was spotted at three events within a span of just two days over last weekend.
Her back-to-back public appearances make it more evident that her fans will see the beautiful actress gracing the silver screen soon.
Aaradhya's yummy mummy is finally back in business with the recent shoot for a jewellery commercial and she looked as gorgeous as ever in the ads.
No sooner then her jewellery ad was out, there was a buzz that Ash would sign films that co-starred her husband only.
It was a strange whisper in the glamour world considering that even after her marriage to Abhishek in April 2007, she did not work exclusively with her husband.
Post-marriage, she has worked in projects like 'Jodhaa Akbar' opposite Hrithik Roshan, 'The Pink Panther 2' with Steve Martin, 'Raavan' opposite Vikram, 'Endhiran' opposite Rajnikanth, 'Action Replayy' opposite Akshay Kumar and 'Guzaarish' with Hrithik Roshan.
Aishwarya's last appearance with husband Abhishek was in 'Raavan' where he played the antagonist.
The couple did co-star in 'Sarkar Raj', 'Guru', 'Umrao Jaan', 'Dhoom 2', 'Khakee', 'Kuch Naa Kaho' and 'Dhai Akshar Prem Ke'.
Therefore, to suggest that a thorough professional like Ash would work only with Abhishek seemed a little far fetched.
Apart from being professional Ash will definetely not like to limit her horizon.
She will learn from one-hit-wonder actress Bhagyashree who after marriage worked only with husband Himalaya. Bhagyashree never recovered from the series of flop she and her husband delivered.
Now, whether Aishwarya acts with her husband or any other male actor makes no difference to her fans as long she entertains them on the big screen.
One point is finally certain, her comeback is imminent and it is no longer a figment of media's imagination and her fans will soon see Aishwarya in her former glory.