Friday, July 4, 2008

Priyanka Chopra in Gajini with Aamir Khan

Signing an Aamir Khan film is definitely a boon for any actress. And when news spread that the producer of Aamir’s next film Ghajini was on the lookout for two actresses to be cast opposite the Khan, every actress worth her mascara tried her luck. Initially, Ayesha Takia was supposed to do one of the lead roles, but she later backed out of the film for reasons unknown. Then there was news that Kangana Ranaut had signed the film, however, when the actress went to town proclaiming her good fortune, Aamir reportedly was quite miffed with her and decided to drop the idea of casting her. Priyanka Chopra was then said to be next in line for the same role, and the actress reports claimed, was very keen to sign the film. Unfortunately, that was not to be.

Priyanka Chopra in Gajini with Aamir Khan
Apparently Kangana spoke too much about Aamir Khan’s next, Ghajini. So she’s out. Priyanka is in now (No doubt she’ll keep her mouth shut)

Priyanka Chopra Apparently, Aamir Khan has dropped Kangana from his forthcoming venture, Ghajini, to be directed by AR Murugadoss, and Priyanka Chopra has stepped into the actress’s shoes. After working with Salman Khan and Shah Rukh, now Priyanka will be seen with Aamir Khan. According to our source, “Priyanka Chopra was spotted at Aamir Khan’s office. It seems she had fixed an appointment with the actor with the aim of persuading him to cast her in his film opposite him.”

Incidentally, Aamir Khan is very disappointed with Kangana as she has been talking about the project openly. “Aamir wants everyone in the unit to be tight-lipped about the project. Kangana was very excited about the project and she just couldn’t believe that she was actually doing a film with Aamir Khan. In her excitement, she failed to judge Aamir’s irritation at her behaviour. Aamir replaced her with Priyanka,” says our source.

Priyanka, of course, in her turn, tried her level best to impress Aamir. “Priyanka met Aamir Khan for the female protagonist’s role in his forthcoming venture. Aamir has seen her work and he was also keen on casting Priyanka for the role. It seems that Kangana has been informed about the change in plans,” says our source.

The grapevine has it that Ashutosh Gowarikar was the one who recommended Priyanka to Aamir Khan after he saw her performance in Krrish and Don. “Priyanka was so keen on doing this project that she has agreed to opt out from a couple of mainstream projects, just to get dates free for Aamir Khan. Unlike Kangana, she is not talking about the project, she obviously knows what works best for her,” says our source.

When contacted, Kangana said, masking her disappointment, “I am happy with the director’s decision regarding the casting of Aamir’s film.

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