It's been only 3-month since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gave birth to her daughter, still known as "Beti B" and ever since there's been speculations about the return of once Bollywood queen to the silver screen.
There have been quotes from alleged "sources" and "reports" of various projects that the actress has taken up. But no confirmation yet from the lady herself.
Only a month after 'Beti B' was born there were reports that Ash is making her comeback with Shah Rukh Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'.
The news made way to other media houses stating that Bhasnsali has somehow managed to finalise the deal with her for the lead role in his long pending dream project. The filmmaker reportedly had a meeting with Aishwarya at her residence in Mumbai and sealed the deal.
That's not where the story ends; apparently Shah Rukh Khan has been approached and the star seems to be giving the project a serious thought.
And then the news comes from south film industry that Ash plans to stage her comeback with superstar Rajinikanth.
It was reported that Aishwarya, post her delivery, will make a special appearance in the south superstar's next 'Kochadaiyaan'. Incidentally the film has Deepika Padukone as the lead actress. Two posters of the film are already out but there seems to be no mention of Ash anywhere or any indication of her cameo.
And the latest to the list of speculations is that 'Agent Vinod' director Sriram Raghavan will soon begin his much-delayed sci-fi film with John Abraham and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Sriram' film titled 'Happy Birthday' will take off, post the release of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s most ambitious project 'Agent Vinod'.
Sriram had originally planned the project with Ash a few years ago and had announced his plan to cast John Abraham opposite the actress.
However, the project did not take off then and Raghavan shifted his focus on directing 'Agent Vinod'.
Alright, so if this report is correct what do we make of all the other reports filed on Ash's comeback?
Interestingly, if DNA reports are to be believed, several filmmakers are offering her movies to pair with her husband Abhishek Bachchan, hoping to raise her interest to re-enter the industry.
But the question that still bother us is, is she really in a mood to make her comeback so soon?
We have noticed that Ash is in no shape to return and face the camera. Her baby flab was quite noticeable in Riteish-Genelia wedding party.
If Ash is making a comeback she needs to get back in shape really fast. Even she must have noticed how her popularity ratings have taken a nose dive and her name doesn't even feature in Times' Top 5 Most Desirable list.
Our guess is that the actress will take her time to make a comeback - at least a year. She has taken motherhood with all seriousness and like she does most things perfectly, also wants to be a perfect mother.
If you remember the actress has been on sabbatical over the past year because of her pregnancy. She also opted out of Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Heroine' due to pregnancy.
And post pregnancy it is quite natural that the lady will give her undivided attention to her daughter.
All the rumours and speculations of her comeback will keep readers busy but we shall wait to hear from the lady herself about her most awaited comeback.
But fans do hope to see Aishwarya Rai sizzling in the silver-screens soon and cast her magical charm once again.