Sources said that the director was forced to drop the film, as he realised that he just couldn't finish the film within the dates that Aishwarya has allotted. Moreover, the remaining portion of the film has some intense and dark scenes, which is not advisable for a pregnant woman.
It seems Bhandarkar is concerned, as he is sure that Aishwarya's baby bump would be visible even if he continues shooting. Moreover, she wouldn't be available for the post-production and promotional work.
“About Rs.3.5-4 crore have gone down the drain. About ten days of the shoot were completed at a set in Vile Parle, Mumbai. The special set was erected and a red light area was recreated in it. Madhur was really excited about this movie. But because of the circumstances, he has no option but to shelve the project. No one anticipated this situation," Mid Day quoted a close friend of the director as saying.
It was reported that director Madhur Bhandarkar has decided to reschedule the shooting of his film Heroine on learning that its female lead Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pregnant. But the latest we hear is that he has decided to shelve it once and for all.