The biopic on beauty baroness, Shahnaz Husain, being made by Puja Bedi, daughter of famed producer, Bobby Bedi, may not star Priyanka Chopra, after all. Instead, sources reveal that Bedi has now sounded the script to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Puja, who is also directing the film, was keen on casting Priyanka but her dates are unavailable for the next two years due to her Hollywood commitments. Also, both Bedi and writer Kamlesh Pandey, who is scripting the film, feel Aishwarya will do justice to the part. Husain has also expressed a keen desire to have Ash on board. As Pandey confirms, "Aishwarya was always our first choice."
He reveals two other contemporary actresses expressed a keen desire to essay the role of Husain, which spans from the age of 16 to 60. "But we want the tehzeeb and adab of the character to reflect in the actor’s DNA. The vocabulary certainly could not be that of the Facebook and Twitter generation. Aishwarya is perfect, keeping in mind all these prerequisites," added the writer. Pandey, who also penned Ash’s comeback film Jazbaa, says, "She has immense potential in comparison to the opportunities that have come her way. Bollywood has been too preoccupied by Aishwarya Rai’s beauty to challenge the actor in her." Pandey and Bedi are waiting to have a meeting with Ash. Will she give a nod? That's something we will have to wait and watch. (ALSO READ - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor to shoot for Fanney Khan without Rajkummar Rao?)
Currently, Aishwarya is shooting for Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor, post which she can start this film. Anyway, what do you guys think? Should Aishwarya sign Shahnaz Husain's biopic? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the latest details about the movie right here.
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