Sonya Jehan gains on Aishwarya’s expense
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan were all set to star in yet another film. But it wasn’t to be. By the time Abhishek started shooting for Crooked on January 14, she had already opted out of it due to a date scramble.
A close hand reveals, “For Abhishek and Ash, the whole charm of doing another film together was to not be together. Crooked was supposed to cast them not as a pair, but in different segments.”
Abhishek’s costar in this film, directed by Abhinay Deo, is former Miss India Sarah Jane Dias. Aishwarya was supposed to play Abhishek’s adversary. It was a role similar to what Kareena Kapoor will play in Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod opposite Saif Ali Khan.
Crooked has four heroines. Besides Sarah, there are Shahana Goswami, Gul Panag and pretty Pakistani actor Sonya Jehan.
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said, “But I can’t reveal what she’s playing. She’s tremendously beautiful and talented and suited the part she has been chosen for. We won’t call the film Crooked, though. That was the working title. And we’re looking for a new title urgently before the working title sticks.”
Source: Big Oye