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Who's next in Bhansali's CHENAB?
February 27, 2009 7:13:43 PM IST Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
JOHN ABRAHAM and HARMAN BAWEJA
Things are not looking good for the Baweja boy.
After the great debacle of the big budget LOVE STORY 2050 and then VICTORY, he's got a kick from the producers of the super ambitious film CHENAB GANDHI.
Now Sanjay Leela Bhansali's super ambitious project has a new lead actor and it's none another than B-Town's hottest hunk John Abraham.
Hurman was signed for the film last year and reportedly the current economic crisis is responsible for this new development.
The producers wanted a saleable star and seems like John could be a better option for the makers. So reportedly after a meeting, Bhansali, Saregama's Madhu Mantena, along with the distributors took a decision to have Johnny boy in the lead role instead.
The Saregama India co-produced film with Bhansali made on a whopping budget of Rs 35 crores also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan. If everything goes accordingly, this will be the John's fourth film with Bachchan after VIRUDDH, AETBAAR and BABUL and the second with Vidya with whom he was linked up during SALAAM-E-ISHQ.
By the way, the film is not directed by Bhansali himself but by debutant Vibhu Puri.
According to a source, ''Right now, the producers and director haven't informed Hurman as yet. He's in Delhi and so, no-one will confirm this right now. They are waiting for him to come back. Then, they will break the news to him.''
''However Bhansali said that the news is not true and Mantena laughed off the development by saying that Hurman will start CHENAB GANDHI in May and it would be unfair to drop him now when his films are not doing well and John is actually doing another film with them called 1-800-LOVE'', the source confirms the new development.
Well John or Hurman, whoever it may be, lets hope the film turns out a great success for them which they need badly at the moment.