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Anil Kapoor's Sonam-Abhay starrer to roll in June
May 4, 2009 3:57:35 PM IST Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
SONAM KAPOOR and ABHAY DEOL
Actor turned producer Anil Kapoor's home-production AYESHA which has the fresh pairing of Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor is now all set to roll in June. Anil Kapoor is presently in the US shooting for the hit American TV series 24. He will be back by May end. AYESHA is being directed by Rajshri Ojha, who has earlier directed cross-cultural film CHOURAHEN apart from two more films YATNA and BADGER.
It is learnt that AYESHA is a modern-day Indian adaptation of Jane Austin's famous novel Emma, the film will depict Abhay Deol playing Sonam's secret lover. His character is modeled on the character of Mr. Knightly from the novel. Sonam plays the title role of that of an ultra-modern girl in this film which she hasn't played earlier in her two films SAAWARIYA and DELHI-6.
Incidentally there have been many film and theatre adaptations of this popular Jane Austin novel in the West. The latest one being Gwyneth Paltrow starrer one that released in 1996. Also, one can recall that Sonam's debut film SAAWARIYA too was based on a famous Russian novel White Nights and had many film and theatre adaptations in the West.