`Sarkar 3` on cards, sans Aishwarya

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has begun working on ‘Sarkar 3’ and clarifies that while Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan will reprise their roles, Aishwarya Rai won`t be part of the cast.

It was speculated that Aishwarya will return to the arc lights post-pregnancy sabbatical with "Sarkar 3", but Varma has set the record straight.

"`Sarkar 3` is being planned... Amitji and Abhishek will feature in it but contrary to reports Aishwarya won`t be... script is still under progress," Varma tweeted.

The first instalment of ‘Sarkar’ saw Katrina Kaif playing the love interest of Abhishek. Later Aishwarya came on board for `Sarkar Raj`, though in a different role.