Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns down ‘Jasmine’, here’s why

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It was earlier this year, the news of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan playing a surrogate mother in Shree Narayan Singh’s Jasmine: Story of a Leased Womb spread like wildfire.

Aishwarya also confirmed this news that she was in talks with writers, she said, “Our talks had stopped around February this year, but now, I will take the discussion further. Right now, I don’t know whether I’m doing it or not. I liked the concept, but asked them to make a few changes to the script.”

Well now, as per the latest reports, Aishwarya has turned down the film. A source close to DNA has revealed them that, “Aishwarya has turned down Jasmine. There were several loopholes in the script. Although Siddharth and Garima’s basic idea was strong, there were many problems with the story, which the actress had reportedly pointed out to the writer duo. After the corrections, they approached her with a fresh script, but Ash still felt she couldn’t relate to it. So, she politely informed the team that she won’t be able to do the film anymore.”

The report further suggests that the film has been put on hold indefinitely. Even Shree Narayan Singh, who was backing the project as a producer, has bowed out. “The film should have gone on floors by now. But Siddharth and Garima, too, had other commitments to complete. So, I will not be able to tell you when it will start. It’s currently on hold,” said the producer.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aishwarya will be seen in Anurag Kashyap’s Gulab Jamun which also stars Abhishek Bachchan.