Aishwarya Rai Bachchan does not regret refusing 'Bajirao Mastani'

Bollywood stunner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is ready to sizzle on the silver screen one more time with Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa'. 

Updated: Oct 03, 2015, 20:59 PM IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan does not regret refusing 'Bajirao Mastani'

New Delhi: Bollywood stunner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is ready to sizzle on the silver screen one more time with Sanjay Gupta's 'Jazbaa'. The 41-year-old actress, however when quizzed about not doing 'Bajirao Mastani' quipped that every film has a destiny.

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On being asked about the upcoming film, which now stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Ash was quoted saying, "Even at the start of this movie ('Bajirao Mastani'), there was a certain casting that he was looking for. If that was to come to be... You all know that there was a possibility of me being 'Mastani' if there was a certain Bajirao (referring to Salman) he was trying to cast.

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"But if that did not come to be then we had openly talked about it. It is not something to think over... Fret over. Every film has its destiny and finds the way it is meant to be," Aishwarya said.

Bhansali was keen to cast Salman Khan and Aishwarya after the success of his home production "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" in 1999.

The "Guru" actress, who will be seen after a gap of five years in Sanjay Gupta's "Jazbaa", said she even teased Bhansali on finally getting "Bajirao Mastani" in place. Aishwarya and Bhansali have earlier teamed up to deliver hits "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and "Devdas". On her equation with Bhansali, she said, "It is a very close bond that I share with him and because of that creativity we share close personal bond. My relationship with certain filmmakers is personally strong. And it is not only about work," she said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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