Amidst much pomp and show, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was announced as the lead for UTV and Madhur Bhandarkar‘s Heroine at Cannes. Unfortunately, Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy came in the way and she had to drop out of the project. Rumours were afloat that Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor were being considered for the role but no formal announcements were made. Some of the reasons cited were Kareena Kapoor’s working clause that left little room for flexibility. However, if a tabloid is to be believed, Kareena Kapoor has finally been pinned down and at a major price. If the report is true, she would become the highest paid Bollywood actor to date. The lives of the rich and famous, I tell you!