Ash to star opposite beau Abhishek in Sarkar 2

The Ash-Abhi pairing will be seen in several of their forthcoming films. While both will be seen in Dhoom 2 Ash has been paired opposite Hrithik in this one, but she will be seen opposite her real life beau in Mani Ratnam’s Guru and J.P Dutta’s Umrao Jaan. Now according to sources Ram Gopal Varma too has decided to cast Ash opposite Abhi in his forthcoming Sarkar 2. The film will have the hit trio Ash, Abhi and Amitabh Bachchan again after their hit item song ‘Kajra Re’ together. Looks like everyone wants to capitalize on the couple’s off-screen chemistry. But we’re sure neither Ash nor Abhi are complaining about mixing business with pleasure.
Sarkar 2 is Ram Gopal Varma’s sequel and explores the mafia and their lives. The earlier part which starred the father-son duo Amitabh-Abhishek focused more on the life of Amitabh. However the sequel will be an extension and will focus more on Abhi. Ash will play Abhi the gangster’s moll in the film. Varma confirms that Ash will be in Sarkar 2 “Yes, it’s true that Aishwarya has agreed to be a part of Sarkar 2. We only need to work out her dates. She’ll play the lead opposite Abhishek.” Sarkar saw first Katrina Kaif and later Tanisha play the love interest of Abhishek. However Varma claims that he decided to rope in Ash for the sequel as he wanted to work with her for quite some time and as she fits the role.

The promos of J.P Dutta’s film Umrao Jaan starring Ash-Abhi are on air and the couple looks great together. This is a period film and hence will have a different enigmatic feel to it. The promos begin with Ash dressed in a gold outfit sitting pretty in front of an audience. Her eyes are closed and she is singing, then she opens them and the blue intensity and depth pierces one with a mysterious and sensuous look. Then Abhishek is captured on camera in traditional costume sporting a matured look. The courtesan Ash gives the traditional salaam to Abhi and he returns it with one of his own. The look on the couple’s face is very alluring and captivating throughout this scene.

Naturally one anxiously awaits the release of both Umrao Jaan as well as her other films opposite real-life beau Abhishek. The films also mark Ash’s re-entry in bollywood after a long hiatus and hence audiences are anxiously awaiting her films. Sarkar 2 is slated to begin shooting in February 2007.