November 19, 2010 05:27:32 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Recently, Asin announced loud and clear that she wasn't doing the Hindi remake of KAKKA KAKKA. One always wondered what went wrong though, considering the fact that when producer Vipul Shah announced this film with John in the lead and Nishikant Kamat (of MUMBAI MERI JAAN) as a director, Asin's name had made it to the top of the list as the preferred choice for the leading lady. Since the experienced actress from down South had already worked with Vipul in the past (LONDON DREAMS), it seemed like the right decision as well.
"Yes, I won't deny that I was earlier supposed to work in this film", accepts Asin while detailing out the series of events that changed the course of the star cast, "In fact I had done the Telugu remake of the same film so I was pretty much aware about the setting and the role. However, at that time, Gautham Menon (who had directed the original KAKKA KAKKA) was supposed to direct the Hindi version as well."
However, things change in due course of time with Nishikant Kamat coming on board instead of Gautham Menon.
"I didn't have any issues with that", clarifies Asin, "However, with a new director coming in, there were certain changes that he wanted to incorporate in the script. Further work on this took time and fortunately or unfortunately, I had my dates committed to READY (with Salman Khan) and Tamil flick KAAVALAN (with Vijay). There was no way that I could readjust my date diaries."
With a firm stance of 'all is well' being taken by the actress, Asin says that she along with Vipul know the real truth and hence there is no bad blood between two of them.
"Vipul also understood my situation when I mentioned to him about my prior commitment to the other two films", Asin eases up here, "We sat across the table and tried to figure out a way but then there wasn't much that we could do. It was eventually a mutual decision and we parted on a friendly note. You never know, we could be working with each other again in some other assignment."