The Samajwadi Party which is rapidly scooping up all the top stars is said to have put forward Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s name to contest a seat in Bihar, but Party General Secretary Amar Singh has apparently ruled it out. “I want her to stay away from even the ‘r’ of rajniti (politics),” he says.
Meanwhile, Abhishek Bachchan has come up with a new nickname for his beautiful wife. In honour of her winning the Padma Shri Award, he has named her Padma Shrimati. She is said to be delighted. Other Bollywood winners of the award were Akshay Kumar and sixties naatch girl Helen.
Aishwarya is currently filming Ravaana with Abhishek and Govinda; and Endhiran with Rajnikanth. She has also been signed up for Roland Joffe’s new epic Singularity, a love story set around four people – a British Officer, an American Marine Biologist and the women they love. The film will also star Christopher Recupito Rossi, an American dancer. Roland Joffe has been responsible for such extraordinary movies as The Killing Fields, City of Joy, also set in India, and The Scarlet Letter.