Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Mani Ratnam’s next with Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu as her co-stars
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is doing Mani Ratnam’s project which has Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu as her co-stars.
The film is expected to start mid 2014 and will be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first film post the birth of her daughter Aaradhya. The news was confirmed by a reliable source.
Anshuman Jha, who is ready with a line up of four films this year, will be seen in a role that spans over five years in X, the experimental indie film which is helmed by ten different directors. Although his last release Boys Toh Boys Hain failed at the box-office, Jha is all gung-ho about the diverse roles that he has in store. “X is not your usual Bollywood film, as it covers the life of a man from the age of 16 to 46 and there are ten directors who have worked on different stages of the film’s story. I’ll be playing the role from age 16 to 21, while Rajat Kapoor will be playing the older version of my character,” said Jha.
While portions of his role in Chennai as a 16 year old were directed by Naland Kumar Sahni, Raja Sen has directed the portions in Mumbai where he plays a 20 year old struggling film-maker, followed by a portion in Delhi. The film is slated for an August release, before which the actor also has Kabir Sadanand’s Fugly lined up in May, in which he will be seen playing a drug baron, which is the parallel negative lead with Jimmy Sheirgill, who will be seen in a villainous role.