Ash opposite Aamir?

Aishwarya RaiWith Aamir Khan back into the Yash Raj camp [DARR was initially offered to Aamir, but he opted out subsequently] with Kunal Kohli's forthcoming film, talk is gaining momentum that the film will co-star Aishwarya Rai as the leading lady.
The talk gained credence when Ash warmly welcomed Yash and his wife Pamela Chopra at the
star-studded premiere of BRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Fame Malad, Mumbai over a month ago. That must've set the gossip mills on fire!

“It's completely untrue,” Kunal denies it outright when this writer calls to crosscheck the development, “Ash hasn't been approached for the film. Nor have I even met her at a party for people to jump to conclusions.”

Please continue. “We are in the process of finalizing the leading lady, but it's definitely not Ash,” Kunal reiterates. The film, he says, will roll some time in June/July 2005. “Aamir will take a one-month break after RANG DE BASANTI. We also hope to spend time in the intervening period, discussing the script, et al, before we embark on the filming.”

Kunal says that the actual date of the launch will be decided later. “We've yet to lock the dates,” he adds.