By: Daliya Daspurkayastha
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Bollywood glam doll Esha Deol has refused to play Chandramukhi in Sudhir Mishra's Aur Devdas. Esha showed keen interest in the film but the dates of Aur Devdas collides with her prior assignments.
Since, Esha has films like Hijack, One Two Three and Jannat lined up, she has not only turned down Aur Devdas but refused to act in Ganesh Acharya"s film starring Govinda as well as Rituparno Ghosh"s English film The Last Lear. The latest is that the role of Chandramukhi now falls on Soha Ali Khan's lap. Soha had already worked with Sudhir Mishra in Khoya khoya Chand and she is well accustomed with Sudhir's style of work.
From the very beginning, Sudhir Mishra's Aur Devdas is facing casting problems. First, Amrita Singh who turned down the offer as she was kept waiting for long hours. Then comes Rani Mukherjee who after listening to the script showed her eagerness to play the role of Paro but not yet showed green signal. Sudhir preferred not to waste more time on the selection of casts and he finally ropes in Lara Dutta to play Paro. At last, it is Soha and Lara who will play modern Devdas Shiney Ahuja's love interest, Chandramukhi and Paro.