May 4|2009


MUMBAI: Aishwarya Rai Comedy and entertainment are no longer restricted to Bollywood. They have seeped into the media reportage of the happenings in the industry.
One such funny rumour that took tinsel town by surprise was of Aishwarya Rai agreeing to act in a film with her two ex beaus – Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi . The rumour said that director Satish Kaushik had managed to do the impossible by getting Ash’s nod to star opposite the two male actors in his movie titled ‘Tansen’. Now, this is a kind of rumour that stumped the happily married Ash more than anyone. While she has graciously chosen to ignore the gossip rather than waste her time denying it, Kaushik, who has been flooded with calls about the casting coup, is upset, to say the least.
The director says that far from approaching Vivek or Salman for his film, he has not even talked to Ash about it. So the question of Ash working with the two male stars doesn’t arise at all?
Kaushik does concede that he had mentioned Abhishek Bachchan ’s name as a probable actor for the cast because “he suits the role” and has a star persona as well. But from where does the rumour of Salman and Vivek as Ash’s co-stars began, Kaushik hasn’t a clue.
So as things stand now, Rajshri Productions, who are producing ‘Tansen’, have approached Abhishek, and the actor has agreed to sit for a script narration. That’s it. Whether he signs the film or not will be known after the script, which is currently being worked upon, is finished.
A final word for the rumour mongers – Dream on!