MUMBAI: After playing a dual role in her debut film, a Tamil political drama, Iruvar, in 1997, Aishwarya Rai will be seen in a double role once again in 2018. While talking to Mumbai Mirror, Producer Prerna Arora said the film will be an edgy thriller which she is working on with Aishwarya. “We will soon finalise the leading man opposite her.”
Besides Iruvar, Aishwarya also did a brief dual role in Jeans, a Tamil-language romantic comedy film. Moreover, it is also said that Aishwarya would be featured in the remake of Raat Aur Din, a 1967 Nargis starrer. Arora said the Raat Aur Din remake was in the planning stage. She added they have discussed the project with Sanjay Dutt, Nargis’ son, and he approved of the idea and their choice of Aishwarya for the film.
Aishwarya has worked in dozens of movies in different languages, including Hindi, Tamil and English. According to report, she is the first Indian actor to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in the United States and is also the first Bollywood star to get a statue at the wax museum in London, Madame Tussauds.
She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 by the government of India and received Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the Government of France in 2012.
After Abhay Chopra’s ‘Ittefaq’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha, yet another dark thriller is all set to be remade. Reports have been rife about remaking Satyen Bose’s ‘Raat Aur Din’ starring Nargis Dutt. From among the names doing rounds to play the lead, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were under consideration. However, according to latest reports, Aishwarya has bagged the role. She will reportedly be seen reprising the role of a woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder in the film.
Earlier reports were rife that producer duo Abbas-Mustan will be producing it.
However now, the film will reportedly be produced by Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor and will be helmed by Siddharth Anand.
After successfully remaking David Dhawan directorial and Salman Khan starrer, ‘Judwaa 2’, Varun Dhawan is reportedly planning to star in yet another Salman Khan remake.
According to reports, the Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Sushmita Sen starrer ‘Biwi No. 1’ is one of the favourite films of Varun Dhawan. And now, the success of ‘Judwaa 2’ has reportedly prompted Varun to reboot another of the Salman starrer. Although nothing has been finalised as yet, if the film happens, this will become Varun’s third film with father David Dhawan after ‘Main Tera Hero’ and ‘Judwaa 2’.
Picture – Aishwarya Rai