Sonya Jehan | Aishwarya |
Abhishek | Sarah Jane Dias | Ash Video
Abhishek Bachchan"s film, Crooked was supposed to star his wife,
Aishwarya Bachchan. But she was out of the film before Abhishek
started shooting for it on January 14 due to date issues. However,
he isn"t upset at all. According to sources, Abhishek and Ash
wanted to work together again but not as a pair. They weren"t
playing a couple in Crooked; on the contrary, Ash was to play his
enemy. His romantic interest in the film is former Miss India and
VJ Sarah Jane Dias.
The film, directed by Abhinay Deo, stars Sarah Jane alongside
Shahana Goswami, Gul Panag and Pakistani actress Sonya Jehan, who
has replaced Ash. Ash"s role, which was that of a cop trailing
global criminals, has gone to Sonya. Sonya debuted with Akbar
Khan"s Taj Mahal, where she played Mumtaz Mahal and then did Sudhir
Mishra"s Khoya Khoya Chand where she played the role of a 1950s
actress, which was based on her grandmother Noor Jehan.
Sonya was chosen for her fair skin and light eyes. Producer
Ritesh Sidhwani has confirmed her part in the film. However, he
won"t reveal her role. He also wants to change the title as Crooked
is only their work title and he doesn"t want it to stick.