Esha sets her priorities right

FOR ESHA Deol, mother Hema Malini is top priority. And if it means ditching other producers, then so be it. Esha has opted out of Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat as she needed to make time for mother Hema's film.

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Published: Sun 7 Oct 2007, 11:01 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:43 AM

eshaThe film will be on the floors in December, so Esha needs time to work on her dancing skills since the Revathi-directed flick is based on dance. Co-incidentally, even Jannat's schedule is supposed to start in November in South Africa.

Says Kunal Deshmukh, the director of Jannat, "Yes, it's true that Esha is not doing the film as she has to shoot for her mother, Hemaji's film. I have not taken it as a major setback. Many people leave at the last minute. Esha informed us that she needed time to work on her dancing skills. However, it is a major loss for us. I am yet to find a replacement for the role but we are meeting some girls, and hopefully, will have the cast in place soon."

Speaking about the film, Deshmukh says, I will shoot the film in South Africa instead of London. It is a film about cricket and match-fixing where Emraan Hashmi plays a bookie. I'm already researching for the film.

Aarti's stunts distract drivers

artIT ALL happened on a Mumbai highway when actress Aarti Chhabria was shooting for her film Toss.

It was a huge action sequence with harnesses et al.

Though a body double was to do the stunts, Aarti boldly opted to do the stunts herself, and was tied to a harness 12 feet high and was required to fly in the air, as we can best describe it.

Dressed in a black suit and looking quite like Catwoman, Aarti Chhabria distracted several car drivers, and was the cause of three accidents on the highway.

When we called the actress, she said, "Yes, the action scene was done on a big scale and it was bound to attract attention. But the next day, we were a lot more careful. Half the unit played traffic cops and helped with the smooth flow." Carry on Aarti!

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