Aishwarya refuses item number in Abhishek’s film?

October 29, 2007 at 11:03 pm | Posted in Abhishek, AishAbhi, Aishwarya, Bachan, Bachhan, bollywood, Bollywood News, celebrities, Indian Celebrities, Indian Masala, News | Leave a comment
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/photo.cms?msid=2491868 The Abhi-Ash wedding was an affair to remember not just for the hype and hoopla that surrounded it but also for how equations that changed in Bollywood post their marriage. Firstly the apparent guest list led to a chain of reactions resulting in literally dividing the film industry into the Bachchan camp and the Non Bachchan camp. But another and one of the more important changes to be witnessed was with Aishwarya Rai turning Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, how the brand value of the Bachchans shot up many folds in the industry. Apparently if put together, the total value of Amitabh, Abhishek and Ash would be approximately worth a few hundred crores. The brand Bachchan was fast becoming too hot to handle.  
When he was struggling to deliver a hit early on in his filmi career, Abhishek Bachchan who desperately needed a hit to prove his worth had to fall back on childhood buddy Goldie Behl. That was how Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai came about but which turned out to be a dampener at the Box Office. This came as a further blow to Abhishek’s already weakened position at the turnstiles. Despite the debacle, it was Goldie Behl who kept up the friendship when he offered Abhi with Drona , a movie that was allegedly set to supersede Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish with its highly advanced special effects. And with Abhishek having re-established himself in Bollywood with consecutive hits in Dhoom and Guru , there was no reason to refuse this prestigious project.
Abhishek and Aishwarya after marriage were hot property as a couple onscreen as well as off screen. The Bachchans onscreen worth was already proved by the national hit number Kajrare in Bunty Aur Babli which featured the Bachchan trio together. But what many do not know is that Aishwarya wasn’t too keen on the item number and gave in to the demand after a lot of thinking on her part. On an afterthought the risk paid off well.
Goldie Behl perhaps had similar plans. The director through hubby Abhishek seemingly offered an item number to Aishwarya though Priyanka Chopra was the lead heroine for Drona . But with some minor consideration Aishwarya reportedly put down both the director and her husband.
Considering the fact that Aishwarya’s kitty is now filled with some prestigious projects and international films like Pink Panther 2 , it is not surprising that the former Miss World quietly refused the offer from Goldie Behl rendering more importance to her individual career than wanting to add zing to Abhishek’s film. Aishwarya has always been an intelligent person who has always weighed the pros and cons of anything and the actress did not want to make an exception once again after Kajrare .
The duo of Abhishek and Goldie Behl reportedly then went and approached the dusky damsel Bipasha Basu for the item number in Drona . Bipasha Basu’s only condition was that she would do an item number only if the song could outshine her performance in ‘ Beedi Jalaiyle ’. Besides the fact that Bips shares a good friendship with Abhishek!
But things turned awry again when Bipasha wasn’t too confident whether Priyanka would edge her out as the main highlight in the film. Subsequently she got to know that even Priyanka would shake a leg with her in the number and share screen space. That forced Bipasha to step back and refute her presence in Drona .
So while Aishwarya is focused on Hollywood films for the time being and with Abhishek’s professional and personal life going forward in the right direction, the search for Goldie Behl’s item girl continues…


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