Ash to star with Meryl Streep

THE STORY doing the Bolly-Holly rounds is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be doing a film with Meryl Streep sometime later this year.

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Published: Tue 27 May 2008, 11:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:40 PM

This is the English version of French filmmaker Colin Serreau’s 2002 film Chaos in which Ash is slated to play a sex worker.

According to a source, Meryl and Ash are game.

They both want to Americanise the theme because Chaos was very French, but in principle, Ash is on for this film.

Another international project that Ash has given the nod to is Roland Joffe’s Singularity with Brendan Fraser.

Of this film, Ash said, “I’ve asked for the final draft of the script. Now the time factor has to be worked out. The time they want I’ve already gone and devoted to Mani Ratnam’s project. New dates have to be worked out. There are so many projects that I want to do but because of the dates, I can’t. I’ve never done more work than I can manage.” In the meanwhile, Ash is getting ready to shoot for Shankar’s Robot and Mani Ratnam’s film with Abhishek.

Said the actress, “There has been a delay in Robot because of the writer Sujata’s death. The dates situation does get tighter for me because I was supposed to shoot Robot now and Mani’s film a little later. We just have to work under a tighter schedule.” As for her role in the forthcoming Sarkar Raj, Ash laughed and said, “The film is more about Pa and Abhishek, than me. There isn’t that much of me in the film.” Won’t the audience be disappointed not to see Abhiash as a couple? She laughed again, “No, I don’t think so. Audiences go to see films with an open mind.” However, she admitted she had turned down Karan Johar’s Dostana with Abhishek for fear of audience rejection.

“There, the sense of reallife connectivity would have definitely surfaced because the audience wouldn’t have liked the idea of me being wooed by another man,” Ash admitted.

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