After opting out of Madhur Bhadarkar’s Heroine due to her pregnancy, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will reportedly be starring in Mani Ratnam’s next. The film will be an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca. “Ash and Ratnam go back a long way. Her cinematic debut, Iruvar in 1997 was directed by him. They worked again ten years later in Guru. They again worked in 2010 in Raavan. Whenever Ratnam has offered Ash a role or a script, she has always respected it. This time too, it was the same,” a source told Mumbai Mirror. “Rebecca, the novel is about a newly married woman who is constantly compared to the first wife of her husband by the housekeeper. While she feels belittled by the shadow of the deceased lady of the house, she later realises that her husband was never in love earlier.