Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2014
Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2014Reuters

Aishwarya Rai seems to be on a roll! After stealing the limelight on the Cannes 2014 red carpet with her gorgeous appearance, the actress is gearing up to play a femme fatale in a new film where her role is reportedly similar to what Angelina Jolie played in Salt.

According to Bollywood Life, Rai has been confirmed for Bollywood director Sanjay Gupta's action flick titled Jazba and as per sources, there are similarities between her film and the Maleficent star's spy thriller Salt.

Angelina Jolie in Salt
Angelina Jolie in Salt

The source revealed that Rai's role in Jazba has shades of Jolie's 'Salt' character. Gupta has also written quite a few action and chase sequences in the film for the actress.

Before she starts shooting, Rai is planning to undergo rigorous physical training to prepare for the role. Even though there is an option of using a body double, the Pink Panther 2 star has expressed her interest in doing her own stunts.

Reportedly, Gupta had this script in mind for a long time and had even approached Rai in the past, but due to her domestic responsibilities she couldn't do the film.

However, the actress who has been a part of some memorable films like Jodha-Akbar, Guru and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam seems keen on returning to the big screen.

Rai's last action-oriented role was in the 2006 film – Dhoom 2 in which she starred opposite Hrithik Roshan.