Which actress wouldn’t love to reprise the role which was once played by a Hindi film heroine as iconic as late Sadhana? Then how could Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have said no when she was offered the opportunity to step into the mighty shoes of the veteran actress and play the haunting role which she immortalized in the classic Hindi film ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’ (1964) in its remake? Yes, as per our reliable sources, Aish has been confirmed to play the role which Sadhana played in the original film.
Producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment, who has bought the remake rights of the film, says that she couldn’t think of anyone else for the film as the role was tailor-made for Aishwarya. “The female lead in ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’ has to be an ethereal beauty, a wandering spirit looking for love. And she has to look convincing lending her face to Lataji’s Naina Barse Rimjhim and Lag Jaa Gale Se. I couldn’t imagine anyone but Aishwarya in the role.”
Buzz has it that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is currently shooting for KriArj Entertainment’s another film, titled ‘Fanne Khan’ is very psyched up about playing the role that the legendary Sadhana played on the celluloid.
Talking about the male lead of the remake, sources confirm that Shahid Kapoor has been finalized for the lead part played by veteran actor Manoj Kumar in the original. Shahid has apparently signed a three-film deal with KriArj Entertainment. The actor is already shooting for the first film of the deal, titled ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ in Uttarakhand. Reportedly, when the production house thought of remaking ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’, Shahid was the first choice.
‘Woh Kaun Thi?’ remake is expected to mount the shooting floor as soon as Shahid Kapoor wraps up ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu.