No More ‘Lajjo’
After gathering dust for the longest time, Mani Ratnam’s ambitious film, Lajjo, has been scrapped. The problem started with Kareena opting out and Aamir getting busy with his other films including his directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par. However, producer Bobby Bedi has been citing other reasons for the oh-so-long delay. The film didn’t hit the floors in December last year for reasons best known to the filmmaker. A source close to Ratnam says, “The film is definitely not happening. Even the actors have got busy with other projects.”
Mani Ratnam is extremely unhappy about the fate of the film. Sources indicate that Aamir Khan wasn’t too happy with the final script. This led Khan to work on his home production, Taare Zameen Par followed by Kajri, the Hindi remake of Tamil super hit Ghajini. “There were major differences on the script and other aspects. As a result the film never got started,” adds a reliable source.
Producer Bobby Bedi had earlier revealed that Mani Ratnam was busy with Guru so the film never hit the floors in December. But Bedi maintains, “The film has not been shelved and we are going to shoot the film at some point.” However, our sources confirm that the film has been done away with.
Source: Mumbai Mirror