Not often does an actor get approached for the same role by different filmmakers at different points in time! But Aishwarya Rai is no ordinary star, as obviously these movie moguls believe too. She was recently approached by T Series to act in the Hindi remake of ‘Chandramukhi’. Unfortunately, she had to turn it down once again due to date problems.
Says Bhushan Kumar of T Series, “We had approached Aishwarya Rai for the Hindi remake of ‘Chandramukhi’. Unfortunately, her dates could not be worked out.” Akshay Kumar is the other actor in the film, which will be directed by Priyadarshan.
After Hours had earlier reported that Ash had been approached by four filmmakers for the remake the original Malyalam hit. Bangalore-based producer Dwarkesh, Chennai-based P Vasu, Hyderabad-based director Naren Aditya and writer Hyder, and a well-known Mumbai producer had all shown interest in remaking the South hit with Ash. But she had no immediate dates to spare even then, as she was shooting for ‘The Last Legion’ in Russia and had other commitments such as ‘Umrao Jaan’, ‘Dhoom II’ and ‘Akbar-Jodha’.
Ash’s business manager Harii Singh confirms, “Yes, Aishwarya was approached for a film by T Series, but we couldn’t work out the dates this time. However, Ash would definitely like to do a film with them in the future.”