Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra to star in Bobby Bedi’s Partition Drama ‘Lajjo ‘. It was earlier rumoured that Kareena Kapoor will be playing this role. But there was a controversy last April, regarding ‘Lajjo’ that was to star Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead role . The two had given hits with ’3 Idiots’ and ‘Talaash’ so with ‘Lajjo’ it would have been a hat trick. A R Rahman was to compose the music with lyrics by Gulzar. And Rensil D’Silva was working on the script. But the dream of the Partition Drama could not be fulfilled.
As per sources, “The film was based on the works of the famous Urdu playwright, Ismat Chughtai. The reason it didn’t go on the floor was because of a dispute over the story rights. Now it is being said that Bedi and T P Aggarwal, who are currently at the Cannes Film Festival, have locked a deal to revive the project. Aggarwal will co-produce the film and Bedi will direct it. As the earlier dispute has now been settled with Bedi having officially bought the rights.”
Sources further added that Aggarwal confirmed the news, “I am happy that Lajjo is finally happening. We should have the cast in place within four months. We don’t have anyone in mind for the male lead yet but we plan to approach Priyanka (Chopra) to play the heroine as soon as she is back in town. I have no clue know about Kareena being in talks for the role earlier.”