This is not the first time that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has said ‘no’ to a film opposite her husband Abhishek.
In 2009 she turned down Dostana, saying the concept of romancing a second man while her husband was on screen with her and eventually walking away with a third, did not appeal to her. Later she refused Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se and then Abhineo Deo’s Game.
Vipul Shah’s film goes on floors this year. And it doesn’t have a leading lady. Says a source, “Vipul spoke to Aishwarya about being cast opposite Abhishek. But she thinks she can’t add anything to the project. In fact, Aishwarya suggested that Vipul cast Katrina instead.
Vipul however denies having approached Aishwarya, “So far we haven’t really discussed the project.”
Grapevine has it that Abhishek and Aishwarya have mutually decided to star together only when a project offers them something really novel and exciting to do. Says the source, “They don’t want to give the audience too much of themselves.”