Aishwarya Rai ends the ‘Heroine’ story

Thorough professional Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has closed the chapter by returning the signing amount in full to Madhur Bhandarkar and UTV. One more reason for her to glow with virtue, joy and motherhood!

Madhur Bhandarkar should be a happy man – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has returned her signing amount for Heroine even though she did so some work on it, and Kareena Kapoor has signed on to do the film that was originally hers. That shows the professionalism that we have heard so much about where Ash is concerned, doesn’t it? Nobody – not Madhur, not UTV – had asked the heroine to do that, since she has worked on the look of the main character and shot for eight days, but we hear that Ash got a little peeved when Madhur accused her of hiding the news of her pregnancy. That was, reportedly, when she decided against doing the film at all, never mind that the makers were willing to wait until January next year when she would be back in shape and willing to be parted from her baby for a short while every day. But another little birdie told us that any negativity is very far from the gorgeous Mrs B’s mind right now. She is said to be glowing with happiness, hormones and impending mummy-hood – this from someone who saw her arriving back in the city after a vacation in London, baby-bump and adoring hubby Abhishek in tow. A few more months and the younger Bachchans will be parents. And we will have lots more to talk about and a new baby to show you pictures of, so keep watching this space!