September 23, 2008

Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan to Portray Shah Jahan-Mumtaz on Big Screen?

Reports out in the media suggest that one of the leading production houses in Bollywood is now planning to cast Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal respectively in a romantic film based on the story of Taj Mahal. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan earlier turned down at least five offers for portraying Mumtaz Mahal including an offer for a Ben Kingsley production. A source from the production house says that Abhishek’s look in the recent periodical movie Drona has made them think off a period film starring Abhishek Bachchan and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Surprisingly, Abhishek Bachchan is perhaps the only Bollywood star who has shot at Taj Mahal in Agra for five times so far in his career. Starting with Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, Abhishek has also shot at Taj Mahal while filming Bunty Aur Babli, Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom, his cell phone advertisement last year and his upcoming film Rakeysh Mehra’s Dilli 6.

Now, let us see if the real life couple portrays the love of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan on the big screen for the Bollywood fans.

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Times of India