We`ve revamped `Heroine` script for Aishwarya: Bhandarkar
Mumbai: Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Heroine`, which goes on floor June 10, is no longer the film it was supposed to be when Kareena Kapoor was doing the project. The entire script has been re-written to suit Aishwarya Rai.
Speaking from Cannes after the announcement of "Heroine", Madhur said: "First of all it is not about Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor or any other Hollywood or Bollywood actress any more. It is the story of one actress` internalised journey into stardom, the people that she meets, the experiences that she gathers.
"It isn`t about the film industry. It`s about the experiences of one actress. We`ve completely re-written the role to suit Aishwarya."
"Heroine" is about life and times of a superstar Bollywood actress and the script is said to have daring, emotional, shocking, glamorous and scandalous behind the scenes account of showbiz.
When asked if the love-making sequences have been deleted as per Aishwarya`s specifications, Bhandarkar gets evasive.
"There never were love scenes…not any that would need serious modification or anything. Too much has been said about the so-called love-making sequences. I never reacted because I wanted to get the script and project in place rather than killing the rumours and speculation."
Bhandarkar has made quite a few women-centric films including `Chandni Bar`, `Page 3`, `Satta`, `Corporate` and `Fashion`.
Reacting to why he chose to announce "Heroine" in Cannes, the director said: "Aishwarya was here in Cannes, so was my producer Ronnie Screwvala. We thought we would get a good global platform for the film. Besides I hadn`t taken a break for a long time. I needed to rejuvenate myself before starting `Heroine`. It`s going to be a tough one."