Hope for Aashayein
John Abraham-starrer Aashayein might finally release. The background score of the movie is being reworked to ensure that the project does see the light of day. The film is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.
The film’s composer duo, Salim-Sulaiman are re-editing the music. It is learnt that the film’s makers wanted it to be drastically changed.
A close hand reveals, “The producers (Percept Picture Company) are looking at releasing the film around February-March 2010. As a first step towards it, they are keen that the background music composition be suitably altered. The promos of the film had an extremely dull feel to it. As a result, the melody was the first that came under fire.”
Shailendra Singh of Percept on the other hand says, “I am unaware of the background score being re-edited. That must be Nagesh’s call to fine tune the film. We are now finishing off with the paperwork of Aashayein. In the next few weeks, we will announce a release date.”
He further added, “The problem arose when co-producers Reliance had several issues. This was followed by the recession and the producers’ stir. Later, we had our other projects releasing. Then, John had a film (New York) releasing. Moreover, after the strike, there were so many projects releasing back-to-back. Aaashayein is a soft, gentle film and needs a proper timing to release.”
John, who plays a compulsive gambler, had shed considerable weight for the film which was shot in Pondicherry.
Aashayein was supposed to be Sonal Sehgal’s debut movie. However, now she will be making her debut opposite Himesh Reshammiya in Radio.