First look of ‘Heroine’ revealed

Madhur Bhandarkar’s highly anticipated film, ‘Heroine’ starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead role has been released at the Cannes film festival. The film will give an insight story of glitz and glamour of Bollywood and what the stars goes though to achieve stardom.

It is Bhandarkar’s highly ambitious project and for a long time he was in search of the perfect ‘Heroine’ for his movie and finally his hunt end with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Talking about the film and her association with Madhur and UTV, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, "Heroine is a film that the team was very excited about and yes I have just agreed to come on board. Madhur has been speaking to me for many years to collaborate together on a film and I am glad we are finally working together on HEROINE. He is the director of multiple award winning films in India and hence, as an actor I'm certainly looking forward to this experience. UTV and I have worked before on special work of cinema; Jodhaa Akbar and Guzaarish, both of which have achieved incredible acclaim, appreciation and awards for us (and many best actress awards for me). This new venture certainly looks like a strong creative synergy and I look forward to this new journey in film".

On this occasion, realistic filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said, “I feel delighted to announce Heroine, my next project, at Cannes - one of the most prestigious global platforms. Unveiling the first look here is certain to be an auspicious start to the movie which goes into production mid this year. HEROINE is an extremely glamorous yet bold story of the internal journey of a star, which is sure to appeal to audiences across the globe and therefore Aishwarya was a perfect choice for the film - no one could have essayed the role better. I’m also glad that Bhandarkar Entertainment and UTV are working together again. This is our second film together and we share the same vision which makes the entire process of filmmaking very smooth.”

At the unveiling of HEROINE at Cannes, Ronnie Screwvala, CEO, UTV said "UTV and Madhur's combination in Fashion combined the right blend of reality, something that Madhur excels in, with glamour, and it was mounted on a large canvas. With HEROINE we take it to the next level and when you see the movie finally you will know it was written only with someone as talented and expressive and stunning as Aishwarya in mind."