Aishwarya all set to return post the birth of daughter Aaradhya
Beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is finally making a comeback on screen- with Sanjay Gupta's film called 'Jaazba'. Although there had been news floating about her alleged comeback since time immemorial, the actress is now finally been signed for playing the lead in the film. In an interesting mishmash of sorts, the director has roped in Irrfan Khan to play the male protagonist in the film. The film will get two great actors together for the first time.
Sanjay Gupta confirmed the news and said, “Yes, it’s true. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will play the dynamic female lead in my action thriller, Jazbaa.”
According to reports, Aishwarya Rai will be seen playing a lawyer in the movie opposite Irrfan, who will be essaying the part of a suspended cop known to pick a bone with the authority. The film is an action thriller.
Aishwarya, who was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Guzarish’, is all set to return post the birth of daughter Aaradhya. She will be doing some strenuous action-packed stunts in the film for which she will soon undergo special training. Gupta mentioned that it won’t be anything hardcore but the sessions will help her achieve a fitter look.
When asked about his decision to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film, Gupta said, “The female lead’s character is the hero of my film. The role is extremely powerful and the project couldn’t have taken off with just about anyone. It required a larger-than-life brand, a big personality and no one can fit the bill better than Aishwarya. She fits the requirements of the character perfectly.”
‘Fast & Furious’ stunt director Spiro Razatos, has been roped in to choreograph action sequence for Aishwarya in the film. Spiro was also the stunt director for Sanjay's 2002 film ‘Kaante’.
Earlier there were reports that actor John Abraham had bagged the role of the male lead in the film. ‘Jazbaa’ is set in modern day Mumbai and it will be shot across the city. It is slated go on the floors in January 2015.
Right now, director Sanjay Gupta is working on yet another upcoming action drama film by the name of ‘Mumbai Saga’, starring John Abraham and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles. Gupta himself claims that this movie is his “most ambitious” project.
The director is otherwise best known for his films like ‘Kaante’, ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ and most recently, ‘Shootout at Wadala’.