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Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan to be seen together for the first time in an ad for a soap. Buzz is, they have been paid Rs 25 crore
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 01, 2009)

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

After their marriage, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan have seldom been seen apart. Be it filmi events, the Cannes festival, films such as Sarkar Raj and forthcoming films Raavana and Crooked or even a recent episode of the Oprah Winfrey show, the doting couple is always seen hand-in-hand, smiling happily much to the delight of photographers.

Now, the couple is ready to take brand Bachchan to an altogether next level with a soap commercial. Buzz is that they are being paid a whopping Rs 25 crore for the ad. The deal, which has been kept under wraps, was finalised four days ago.

Explaining why the couple was paid an exorbitant amount, that too for an ad film, a source said, “The endorsement market is booming right now. Also, it will be the first time that Abhishek and the Bachchan bahu will be seen together in a commercial. The couple had been in talks for a long time with the ad filmmakers, who were extremely keen to get the two together. They finally agreed to be part of the ad last week.”

The ad is likely to be shot abroad.

Ayesha Shroff and Sahil Khan, who are working together on an ambitious Hollywood project, were spotted getting cosy at a Juhu restaurant on Friday afternoon
By Ashwini Deshmukh (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 20, 2009)

Sahil Khan

Ayesha Shroff

Jackie Shroff’s wife, Ayesha Shroff has not only found a business partner in actor-producer Sahil Khan (Style, Excuse Me) but also a special friend. A few years ago, Sahil was in the news for his marriage and subsequent divorce to item girl Negar Khan.On Friday afternoon, Ayesha and Sahil were seen together at a popular Juhu restaurant. Onlookers swear that their body language spoke volumes and that the two are definitely more than just work partners or even good friends.

A close friend of Sahil said, “Ayesha and Sahil are seeing each other. The two first met for work but they gradually grew fond of each other. They are often seen holding hands when they go out together for movies, cosy dinners or even to night clubs.”

Sahil and Ayesha will be producing a Hollywood project in collaboration with Kevin Spacey. The film titled The Rani will star a Hollywood actor and an Indian actress. If sources are to be believed, they are in talks with Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu to play the female lead. AR Rahman, who had earlier worked with Ayesha in the Amitabh Bachchan-Katrina Kaif starrer Boom, has been signed on to compose film’s music. “Ayesha is in advanced talks with Sofia Coppola to direct the film,” added the source.

Ayesha and Sahil will soon launch their own production house. “Ayesha and Sahil have realised that they share the same vision and have decided to take their professional and personal relationship to the next level. They are currently looking for a suitable office where they will soon start their production house,” said the friend.

Commenting on his relationship with Ayesha, Sahil said, “I meet her regarding the project (The Rani) we are working on. I’m not sure if I will act in it but I am certainly Ayesha’s partner in the project.”

Ayesha said, “Yes, we are working on a wonderful project together and we’ll definitely share details with you soon.”

When asked if they are seeing each other, Ayesha replied, “I find that hilarious. I am old enough to be his mother. Please don’t embarrass him or me with such a statement.”