Aishwarya Rai CANCELS her first day SHOOT for Fanney Khan because of costume issues!
Yes,A Aishwarya Rai BachchanA was to begin shooting for Fanney Khan from October 6 but cancelled the shoot today evening. Before everyone jumps to conclusions that it was something else, let us tell you that Aishwarya is known to be one of the most professional stars in Bollywood and her care over every lastA detailsA over her makeup and accessories is well-known in Bollywood. She is particular about her role to the last detail and always sits with her designers, makeup and hair artists to discuss everything. And it is this professionalism that led to the Fanney Khan shoot being cancelled and postponed to another day.
So when Manish Malhotra started designing her costumes for director Atul Manjrekara s Fanney Khan, Aishwarya took a keen interest in the proceedings as usual. But yesterday producers Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prernaa Arora and Bhushan Kumar were in for a shock when they were told that the actress had cancelled the shoot just a day before it was to start. It was the first day for Aishwarya and a combination shot with RajA KummarA Rao. So what made the actress cancel the shoot so suddenly?
Says a source from the sets, Yes ita s true that tomorrowa s shoot with Aishwarya and RajA KummarA is not happening. Aishwarya is extremely excited to beginA shootA for the film but due to certainA factorsA it didna t happen that way. She had given her dates till October 8. They were to shoot October 6 and 7 but 8th was Karva Chauth. After that Aishwarya flies off to Maldives around the 9th night for her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchana s birthday. Ash has always been very particular about what she wears. For FanneyA KhanA it was more so this time as Ash plays a glamorous singing diva and her clothes are sexy and glamorous.
But when Aishwarya checked out the outfits with Manish she found that what he looked too Indian and didna t give the right impression of a singer. The fact that shea s playing a pop star along the line of Beyonce, her outfits have to portray that. Manish has been in Dubai and had a show in Kolkata so he wasA travelingA all over. He was not completely ready with his outfits so then when we talked to production we told them we might as well do everything in one go rather than shoot in two breaks with clothes one is not satisfied with because they have been rushed. Production wise it made more sense so now Ash will begin her shoot for Fanney Khan from Diwali after she returns from Maldives.
But this wasna t the only reason. The source adds, It wasna t just Aishwaryaa s outfits. She had a two-day shoot while her co-actor Rajkummar had a one-day one. EvenA heA requested his director to let him off tomorrow as he had some patchwork to complete for another film of his so theA cancelationA worked out for everybody around. Now they will shoot the whole chunk in one go.
This professionalism of the actress has made her producers (all working with her for the first time) extremely impressed. Adds the source, Aishwarya treats every film like her own. Ita s the producera s money at stake and she understands that. Ash calmly explained to her producers that it made sense to shoot another day when everything is perfect than shoot with something sub-standard as that pulls down the production values of the film.