Ash reluctant to do intense love story opposite John Abraham
Aishwarya Rai seems to be taking her position as the Bachchan bahu extremely serious and that’s one of the main reasons that she has decided not to do overtly sexy or flamboyant roles in her films. So no sexy roles, no lip-locks, no extra-marital affairs for Ash on-screen. In fact Ash recently turned down a Karan Johar film as she supposedly did not want to do a sexy role with multiple heroes on-screen. Ash has become extremely selective about the roles and films that she will do after marriage. Even in her Hollywood projects, she makes sure there are no intimate or provocative scenes before signing on the film. Ash wants to take care of her image as she is now a married woman and that too, to a Bachchan.
However many actors are keen to work opposite Aishwarya Rai and bollywood hunk John Abraham is just one of them. Ash was supposed to do a film opposite John titled Happy Birthday which was to be directed by Sriram Raghavan, but things did not work out and the film was shelved. But John was so keen to work opposite Ash, that he convinced director Sriram to make another film with Ash opposite him. Hence Raghavan came up with an intense love story and Rohan Sippy will be producing the film. However it seems Ash is not too keen to do an intense love story opposite John. A source claims “she'd rather not do an intense love story with John. After her marriage, Ash's priorities have changed.” However producer Rohan Sippy is Abhishek’s childhood friend and the two have even worked together in the film Bluffmaster. Sippy believes that Ash is the right choice for the film and hence he has gone to Boston to convince Abhi as well Ash for her to do the film.
Director Raghavan confirms the news saying “The film is an untitled love story, which I need to get into right away. John's dates are in place for November. Hopefully, things will be in place once Rohan returns from Boston." So if Rohan Sippy does manage to convince Ash to do the role, it will be the first time that Ash and John will be seen together on-screen, and they definitely will be a pair to watch out for.