After being in the news for over a couple of months, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's project with Mani Ratnam has been shelved. The movie was also supposed to star big names of South like Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna and Shruti Hassan. It means yet another big project of the mavrick filmmaker has been dropped.
Mani Ratnam had planned a multi-starrer movie with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu and Shruti Hassan. The director had reportedly met the Bachchan bahu several months ago and narrated the story to her. The actress, who was introduced to films by the director in Iruvar, did not have any reason to reject.
The offer was exciting and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had given green signal to the project. But she had not signed as the dates for the shooting were not finalised back then. It was revealed that the filming would kick-start in the month of June.
On the other end, he had met Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna and narrated the story to them. The duo too had approved the multilingual film. But there after, the project did not head anywhere and there were wide-spread rumours of the film being dropped. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Now, the first official confirmation has arrived from none other than Nagarjuna. He has revealed that the project has been dropped.
The Project Is Cancelled: Nag
"Mani Ratnam has narrated a story to me and Mahesh Babu. But after some days, he called me and said that the project is cancelled," the actor is quoted as saying.
There are rumours that the actors had raised issues in the script. Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna both wanted some changes. But it appears like Mani Ratnam was not keen on making changes. Hence, the project has been shelved.
Aishwarya Rai-Mani Ratnam
Rumour mills say that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan waited for the project to take off. After two Telugu actors rejected the offers, Mani told her that the project has been dropped.
Well, once again her comeback film was delayed. Now, we hear that she has given a nod for a Bollywood film. Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam has started working on a different script.