Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was supposed to be a part of writers Siddharth–Garima’s next film Jasmine which was about a surrogate mother but now, she has opted out of the film, reported in DNA.
Our talks had stopped around February this year, but now, I will take the discussion further. Right now, I don’t know whether I’m doing it or not. I liked the concept but asked them to make a few changes to the script.
Now, Aishwarya has taken a final call on the film.
Aishwarya has turned down Jasmine. There were several loopholes in the script. Although Siddharth and Garima’s basic idea was strong, there were many problems with the story, which the actress had reportedly pointed out to the writer duo. After the corrections, they approached her with a fresh script, but Ash still felt she couldn’t relate to it. So, she politely informed the team that she won’t be able to do the film anymore.
Not only Aishwarya but Shree Narayan Singh, who was producing the film, has also backed out from the project.
The film should have gone on floors by now. But Siddharth and Garima, too, had other commitments to complete. So, I will not be able to tell you when it will start. It’s currently on hold.
From these updates, looks like Jasmine has been pushed indefinitely.