You could sayis acting funny with wife Aishwarya – that`s because the couple are starring in their first comedy together called ‘Ladies And Gentlemen’.
“I was very keen to do a comedy after a spate of more serious films and also Aishwarya and I haven`t done a comedy together, so I`m excited about this film,” Abhishek told reporters in an e-mail interview from Murmansk, Russia. To be produced and directed by Rajkumar, the film is slated for a 2012 release and is set to go on the floors in the first week of July this year.
In the film, Abhishek plays a guy with an insatiable roving eye and Aishwarya sportingly allows her husband to do so.
When asked to give more details, the 35-year-old said: “It wouldn`t be correct to speak about the film at this juncture.”
In the last two years, he has only worked in serious movies like ‘Paa’, ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ and ‘Dum Maaro Dum’.
Abhishek and Aishwarya, who tied the knot in 2007, teamed up for the first time on screen for the 2001 movie ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’. Three years later Rohan Sippy roped them in for his directorial debut ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ and then JP Dutta made ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006) with the two — all these films didn`t do well.
Their first big hit as a couple was`s ‘Guru’ (2007), followed by Ram Gopal Varma`s ‘Sarkar Raj’.
In Sanjay Gadhvi`s hit action thriller ‘Dhoom 2’, they shared the screen, but not as a couple. Aishwarya also made a special appearance in the hit song ‘Kajrare’ in the Abhishek starrer ‘Bunty Aur Babli’.
They were last seen on screen in ‘Raavan’, which was declared a dud.