Smitten Martin Scorsese wants Aishwarya Rai in his next film

Updated: May 20, 2010, 09:20 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Hollywood legend Matrin Scorsese has been disarmed by the charms of ex-Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes, for the celebrated filmmaker is all set to cast the beauty in his next directorial venture.

According to the latest news, it is believed that Scorsese has been admiring the light-eyed damsel for a while now. Talking to a news daily, a source said, “The two have had discussions before, the meeting in Cannes gave them just the excuse to bond over films, India and Bollywood.”

Martin Scorsese, whose World Cinema Foundation is fixing the damaged film classics, featured his latest piece, Lucino Viscomti’s ‘II Gattapardo’ at Cannes to select viewers, including Aishwarya Rai. Post the film screening, Scorsese personally invited the vivacious actress over dinner for earnest parleys.

The cult American filmmaker, who is restoring Uday Shankar’s classic ‘Kalpana’, discussed his future plans with Aishwarya. Speaking about Aishwarya and Scorsese, a source said, “Scorsese has admired Aishwarya’s work from the time he saw her in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas.’ He has expressed a keen desire to cast her in his next film, an offer that she is inclined to accept.”

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