While critics were busy writing off Aishwarya Bachchan following
her marriage, film offers kept coming in. Yes, Ash has been in the
news for her international project Pink Panther. Now, the
news has surfaced that Shilpa Shetty was the first choice for the
Ash's international agent Simone Sheffield claimed that Ash is
the first and only choice for the role of Sophie in Pink
Panther. However, Shilpa's spokesperson Dale Bhagwagar has hit
back, saying that Shilpa was the first choice for the role. He said
that the actress was offered the role two months ago but turned it
down. He still has the offer mail that the film's casting director
Ilene Starger had sent to the Celebrity Big Brother winner.
The shooting of Pink Panther is currently progressing
in Paris. It features actors like Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily
Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina and John Cleese. Robert
Simonds produces the film and Harald Zwart directs it.