The former Miss World and gorgeous diva of Bollywood industry Aishwarya Rai, who was out from the silver screen for sometime, is making a comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s “Jazbaa,” but to its surprise, Aishwarya was not the first choice of the director, it was Hollywood’s dazzling beauty Angelina Jolie. Read On!
Gupta has accepted this in a chat on Twitter with The Times of India newspaper. When asked about his other preferences for the role, which is currently played by the Sonia Solandres of “Pink Panthar 2” aka Aishwarya, Sanjay bluntly took “Lara Croft” fame Jolie’s name. “#AngelinaJolie, but when I got Ash on board I didn’t bother with her #SanjayGuptaChat @TOIEntertain (sic),” Gupta wrote on Twitter.
Gupta named Aishwarya as the best suited person for the role in reply to other questions. The director tweeted, “Why not Aishwarya for #Jazbaa. Wanted the best, went for the best @TOIEntertain.
Earlier in an interview with The Indian Express, the director revealed that initially, he was not thinking of Aishwarya for the role but after a discussion with Abhishek Bachchan, husband of the former beauty queen, he finalized her for the role.
“I didn’t think of Aishwarya originally, but as Abhishek and I were chatting, I casually told him about the idea of a film that demanded a star-female actor who was the hero of the story. When he bounced off the idea with her, she was game,” these were the words of the director as revealed by The Indian Express.
Well, it is not clear that how much true he was in taking Jolie’s name over Aishwarya, but one thing is clear that he is happy after the shoot of his film. We can also take his statement considering Jolie’s name at first place for the film as sarcasm as no news was previously out about the same. Whatever the scene was, now the movie is all set to hit the floors and the beauty queen is very busy in promoting her film which is slated for release on October 9.
So, all the very best Aishwarya for the re-opening of your career in Bollywood, may you achieve all the success.
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