If all goes as per plans, it will be nearly after a decade that actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would be starring in a film with sci-fi elements and fantasy. This would be for the upcoming and untitled offering by producer Rohan Sippy. Incidentally, Rohan is known to share a close friendship with Abhishek Bachchan. In the start of her career, Aishwarya had worked in the Shankar directed ‘Jeans’ (1998), which abounded in special effects.
However, while John Abraham’s dates are already available with the makers, Aishwarya’s signature on the dotted line is still awaited. Director Sriram Raghavan (‘Johnny Gaddaar’), who would be shifting genres from thrillers ( he also directed ‘Ek Haseena Thi’) to a love story with this film says, “Yes, the film does have a fair bit of sci-fi and fantasy elements. Though it is a love story, the plot is unique and requires a different treatment. We may go abroad to get the special effects in place.”
Will Aishwarya feature in this film? “There are positive indications about her being a part of the project. But I guess the final decision may come only after Diwali once we are able to sit down and discuss it with her,” divulges Sriram. He adds, “Aishwarya was busy with her ‘Pink Panther’ shoot abroad. Once in India, she was occupied with the Karva Chauth ceremony. Once the festivities are through after Diwali, we should have all the dates finalised.”
Earlier there were talks about the shooting beginning in November. “We have moved a little. We will begin in December and should still be able to finish more than 70 per cent of the shoot in a start to finish schedule. Post this, work on special effects would begin.” The film will also star Nana Patekar. Incidentally, Aishwarya’s ‘tough girl’ act in Aditya Chopra’s ‘Dhoom 2’ was much appreciated.
Source : DNAIndia