Friday, March 18

Siddharth Kapur preferring Aishwarya over Vidya

Aishwarya RaiVidya Balan may not be happy with this news. Rumours have it that Vidya’s ‘boyfriend’ and UTV’s head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur is very keen to make a film with Aishwarya Rai. The story of his film is reportedly very similar to his girlfriend’s film. Vidya and Siddharth have been an item for sometime now. So it is expected that Sid would cast his girlfriend in his film. But being the professional that he is, he feels Aishwarya and not Vidya would be apt for the film which is to be directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. Said a trade source, “Madhur Bhandarkar had almost shelved Heroine. He even told this to a senior journalist over a cup of coffee on March 2 that he wasn’t keen to make this film because Milan Luthria’s making The Dirty Picture(starring Vidya in the lead) that’s also set against the backdrop of the film industry.

Madhur felt it would be a bit much to have two films releasing around the same time with similar subjects." However UTV bosses, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, were of the different opinion and want Madhur to continue working on Heroine. The team has earlier produced superhit film ‘Fashion’. Sources have added, "It is Siddharth who even spoke to Aishwarya Rai asking her whether she would meet Madhur for a basic narration of Heroine."

Now, with Aish and Vidya playing similar roles, one has to wait and watch which film would do well at the box office. And more importantly, which film would Sid like to watch, his own film or his girlfriend’s film.


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