Jasmine is an upcoming movie project that is based on the concept of “womb for hire”. It is also called surrogacy. It is basically a process where a woman agrees to carry the pregnancy for another person, who will become the parents after the child’s birth. It is mostly done by an infertile woman who is looking to expand a family and can do so by hiring a womb of some woman who can conceive. It is a being done worldwide, including India. Womb for hire is a hot topic since people have different views on it and even the surrogacy laws differ from state to state and country to country.
Movie “Jasmine” has been in the news lately, particularly, because many big names have popped up for the leading actor’s role. A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that Parineeti Chopra has been confirmed for the role of leading actress in Jasmine. However, Prernaa Arora, the producer of the movie, has rejected any such news and confirmed that they have only considered Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the role. To set the record straight, she said that Parineeti Chopra was never approached for any such role by their franchise. Prernaa confirmed, “We’re only looking at Aishwarya for the leading role”. She added, “We’re only in discussions with her, and everything else is rumors.”
As for Parineeti Chopra, she clarified that “We are looking for something else (with her), so I think that’s the confusion. It will be for something else in the future that we’re planning with Parineeti, but not Jasmine.”
Prernaa Arora who is currently working with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the movie “Fanney Khan” is all praises for the light-eyed beauty and can’t stop expressing admiration for her.
Jasmine is to be shot in Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is based on a true story of Gujarati woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother, however, became attached to the child post giving birth.
Prernaa Arora said that there has not been an affirmation from Aishwarya Rai, yet. She added “We had a creative meeting with her, and she has heard the script. It’s in the process, and she has liked the idea.” When asked about her experience with Aishwarya while working in the movie Fanney Khan, Prernaa says “She’s such a great person. She has no airs about herself. She’s a simple persona and extremely professional, which is why I like to collaborate with her again and again.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always looked for challenging role ever since she made her comeback into Bollywood, post-pregnancy, with the movie “Sarabjit”. Looking at the storyline of this movie, we can sure hope to see confirmation from Aishwarya Rai anytime soon. Surrogacy is a topic for which more and more awareness should be created and who better than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to do that job. Now whether she agrees to the role or not, only time will tell. Keep subscribed and watch out for more news on the same.