According to sources, Aishwarya has given her nod to Mani Ratnam’s film.

There has been much speculation as to when the former beauty queen will make a comeback on the silver screen. She was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzarish’. Even though Aishwarya has not been seen in films for the past three years, she has remained in limelight via her presence in various ad campaigns and international film festivals like Cannes.

"Mani Ratnam shares a fabulous equation with Abhishek and Ash. But this time he's planning to direct a film which has a very strong female protagonist’s character. Mani feels there is little room for Abhishek in his next," the source added.

There were earlier gossips that she would make a comeback in a movie opposite her husband Abhishek Bachchan.