However, putting aside all the speculations, Bhandarkar told that he has not approached any other actresses for the film. Though Heroine has been shelved for sometime, Madhur assured that the film will be revived soon. "Speculations in the media of me approaching actresses for my film Heroine are totally baseless. I will decide about reviving Heroine after consultations with UTV or a fresh film," said Madhur to TOI.
Heroine is film which portrays the rise and fall of an actress in the film industry. The script of the film was originally written by keeping Kareena Kapoor in mind, however the actress refused to do the film, as she did not agree with few of the concepts of Heroine. Later, world beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was roped in for the film. The shoots of the film was in full swing, when the Bachchan's announced that Aishwarya was five months pregnant and thus will not be doing Heroine anymore. This led to a huge loss for the filmmakers, UTV and Bhandarkar.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, whose dream project Heroine starring actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got shelved after the pregnancy news, has been hitting the headlines for different reasons. Recently, it was heard that Bhandarkar has once approached his original preference Kareena Kapoor for Heroine. Later, it was also heard that there is a tough competition between Priyanka Chopra and Kareena for this Madhur direction.