If all goes well, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play Sanjay Dutt's wife, in the Satte Pe Satta remake produced by Dutt's production house.
Says an insider, "We don't know how the rumour started that Vidya Balan had been signed to play Sanju's wife in Satte Pe Satta. Nobody even approached her. Dutt is extremely keen that we sign Aishwarya to play the female lead opposite him. He is adamant that only Ash fits the role. The actress is keen on the idea of doing the film if everything else works out."
The source adds, "The script writer along with the director of Satta Pe Satta, Soham Shah, will fly down to New Zealand next week to give her a story narration. Ash is holidaying there with husband Abhishek, who is shooting in Wellington for Abbas-Mastan's Players, along with Sonam Kapoor."
Aishwarya and Sanjay Dutt have earlier worked together in David Dhawan's Hum Kisise Kum Nahin and Leena Bajaj's Shabd. Satte Pe Satta is about six lazy brothers. The eldest one, Ravi (Amitabh Bachchan) falls in love with Indu (Hema Malini) and marries her. She comes home and starts taking care of Ravi's brothers.
All of them change themselves. They love six girls and bring them to their home forcefully along with Seema (Ranjeeta), whose uncle Ranjit Singh (Amjad Khan) is after her wealth.
He kidnaps Ravi and sends Babu, his lookalike, to kill Seema. But Babu changes and falls in love with Seema. When the brothers come to know that their brother has been kidnapped, they fight Ranjit and bring Ravi back.