Now that little Aaradhya has started going to play school, her star mom AishwaryaRai makes her grand comeback with director Sanjay Gupta`s ‘Jazbaa’, her first full-fledged action film.
For a while it seemed Aishwarya`s first director Mani Ratnam would be helming her comeback film. But that project has been put on hold. Talk of Aishwarya being in a film directed by adman Prahlad Kakkad also proved to be just talk.
To be produced by Gupta, ‘Jazbaa’ will mark her return to the silver screen after her daughter`s birth in Nov 2011. The film will start rolling early next year.
Confirming these developments Gupta said: “We start `Jazbaa` in January 2015. We`ll be showcasing `Jazbaa` at the Cannes film festival in 2015.”
The filmmaker clarified that it`s not a women-centric drama.
“Just because Aishwarya is in `Jazbaa` we should not label the film female-centric. To me, she`s the hero of the film,” he said.
Ash had done some action scenes in ‘Dhoom 2’, but she didn`t have the kind of stunts that HrithikRoshan had. In Gupta`s film, she will do all the stunts without the help of a body-double. She has already started training for the role.
“There is no gender-specificity in what she does in the narrative. I`ve cast her in a role like any of the heroes in my films. She could be John Abraham in `Shootout AtWadala` or Sanjay Dutt in `Zinda`. It`s that kind of a role where her gender plays no role in the proceedings.”
Two prominent male actors are yet to be cast alongside Aishwarya.