Its Lara, not Priyanka in Karan Johar's next

img By S Abid | 03 Sep 2007 00:00:00 IST

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A lot of excitement was generated when Karan Johar announced his project, to be directed by his next assistant (after Nikhil Advani and Soham Shah), Tarun Mansukhani. The lead roles were to be essayed by the hot and happening pair of Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan. Later on they were joined by the 'chote nawab', Saif Ali Khan.

However, Saif soon opted out of the project and in walked Abhishek's DHOOM co-star, John Abraham. Very recently, Aishwarya too left the project, citing personal reasons. The name Priyanka was touted by a section of the media, as Aishwarya's replacement. But that was not the correct information. As per our sources, it?s Lara Dutta who has agreed to replace Aishwarya.

Here is hoping that this is the final cast of the Dharma Production project, so that Tarun can begin shooting for the film at the earliest.