Courtesy: IndiaFM Friday, August 10, 2007 Post Johnny Gaddaar, Sriram Raghavan was to direct John Abraham and Aishwarya in a sci-fi thriller titled Happy Birthday. However with producer Gaurang Doshi falling into legal hassles, the film seems to be stuck up. Raghavan confirms, "Yes, Happy Birthday has been shelved. But I would be continuing with the same cast for a different film in a different banner".
So finally John Abraham and Aishwarya Rai will be sharing the screen for the first time in Sriram Raghavan's next venture and this one will be produced by Rohan Sippy under the banner of RS Entertainment. This film, however, is a completely new project and not Happy Birthday revived. "It's a love story with an element of thrill in it", reveals Raghavan.
Sriram was contemplating of having Amitabh Bachchan in Happy Birthday. With the Sippys coming into picture, the Bachchan access only becomes easier for him. So does he plan to have Big B in this project as well? "The film is still under scripting stage. If the script demands Mr Bachchan to be there, I will surely approach him", explains the director.
Sriram Raghavan is also engrossed with another project on a big scale titled Agent Vinod. It's an action film with Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Saif had also acted in Sriram Raghavan's directorial debut Ek Haseena Thi.