Rumors suggesting Aishwarya Rai would be making a comeback to the silver screen with Sanjay Leela Bhansali have been crushed, after the Bollywood icon allegedly revealed to a friend she would be taking at least a year off to be with her new baby, Apun Ka Choice reported.

Rumors surrounding the actress indicated that she would be working on the film Bajirao, but a source told Apun Ka Choice that Rai would take at least a year before returning to Bajirao.

In 2002, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was all set to start his most ambitious project Bajirao Mastani with Salman Khan and Aishwarya in the lead. When she decided not to work with him, Sanjay signed Kareena Kapoor opposite Salman, the source added. Rai previously had a high profile romance with Khan.

The 38-year-old actress and model gave birth to her first child in November, welcoming her baby girl with her husband Abhishek Bachca. Her daughter's name is yet to be revealed.

Rai who is often cited as the most beautiful woman in the world, was a model before she pursued a career in acting. She was crowned Miss World in 1994 and since then has acted in over 40 films.

She is a two-time winner of the Filmfare best Actress Award and has been nominated by the Filmfare awards 11 times. 

Recent tweets surrounding the actress:

ShWaJ Ishan bhardwaj 

Aishwarya Rai to make a comeback after a year??? I would rather love to watch baby Aish after few years. :D

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Filmfare Names Aishwarya Rai 'Most Beautiful' Woman in the World

ZoomTV zoOm 

Hollywood actress Paula Patton who is in India to promote 'MI 4' with Tom Cruise wants to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan #zoOmTV

bollybasanti Bollywood Basanti 

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Aishwarya Rai is content doing diaper duty as for now and has no plan to return to the silver screen, at least...