Was P Vasu lying about his film with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?

When this southern filmmaker announced his mega project with a famous light-eyed beauty from B-town, everyone believed it was indeed a casting coup, apparently not

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s publicists have denied that the actor is working in P Vasu’s next film on Kalari warrior. The filmmaker who has directed stalwarts like Rajinikanth in the film Chandramukhi was supposed to direct the ex Miss World in a film titled, Aishwaryavum Aayiram Kakkavum.

Vasu had talked about this movie in great detail, in an interview the filmmaker had said, “Aishwarya was really impressed with the script. She will be seen in a never seen before powerful role. She will essay a Kalari fighter in the film and for the same she will undergo special stunt training. Big visual effects giants are being considered. Animatronics expert from France are being hired for the visual effects in the film, which will be shot in exotic locales of North Indian and some important portions in Cambodia.”

With Ash’s PR denying these reports, looks like this will be yet another inevitable long wait to catch this beauty on 70mm. However, it also makes us wonder if P Vasu was lying about Ash in his project just to garner some publicity? Or did this film deal fall out due to certain issues?