This is a still from J.P. Dutta's upcoming film Umrao
Jaan. The film that stars Aishwarya Rai in lead seems to be
inspired by the 1981 hit with same title. The original Umrao
Jaan which had Rekha play the role of a singer/ dancer who
sells her body was mainly an Urdu film. The film had a 'Nawabi'
touch which also seems to be the case in this Aishwarya Rai
starrer. J.P. Dutta however claims that the film isn't a remake of
the old Umrao Jaan but is based on the story which was
written long back by his father O.P. Dutta.
Umrao Jaan will mark J.P.Dutta's comeback after LOC
Kargil which didn't do very well at the Box Office. Umrao
Jaan is his complete fresh project, considering his last three
films being based on war. This film possibly will have the artistic
touch, considering the look of the old Umrao Jaan.
Abhishek Bachchan will be seen in the lead role opposite Aishwarya
Rai. The film also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi
and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.