For how long have we been hearing of a possible pairing up of Aishwarya Rai and Hollywood star Will Smith?

There has been no dearth of film offers for Ash despite her married status. She is already on the wish list of Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley and has been in talks with Will Smith for about three years for a project that doesn’t seem to take off.

Things have been turning out such that when Smith is free, Ash is busy, and vice versa.

Expressing her disappointment, Ash is quoted as saying by a leading news daily: “What can I say, our dates just don’t work out. I’m also keen to work with him (Smith).”

Ash is presently shooting for Mani Ratnam’s film Ravana on the outskirts of Kolkata. Apart from this, she is committed to Tamil film ‘Endhiran’ ( Robot ) and has also signed a film called Action Replay with Akshay Kumar and a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie co-starring Hrithik Roshan .

However, Ash says despite a busy year ahead she hopes to work with Will Smith soon.

Well, keep trying. For where there’s Will, there’s a way.