When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was on a sabbatical after the birth of Aaradhya Bachchan, fans eagerly waited for her comeback with a bated breath. And, in 2015, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan returned to the silver screen with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa; however, the film couldn't do exceptional business at the box office. Then, Aishwarya Rai appeared in Omung Kumar's Sarbjit and despite being praised by the critics, the film failed to create any magic at the theatres.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's latest film was Fanney Khan and she played a very important role in the film, but the flick failed terribly at impressing the audiences. It was reported that Aishwarya had already signed a film titled 'Who Kaun Thi', but we now hear that she has been ousted from the same.
Bipasha Replaces Aishwarya Rai
Deccan Chronicle quoted a source close to the project as saying, "Arjun N. Kapoor was readying himself to be an actor and now that a new company with Prernaa has also come on board, Bipasha has more or less been pencilled in as the heroine. The film will go on the floors next month."
Aishwarya’s Flop Saga To Be Blamed?
Going by the rumour, if Bipasha Basu has really replaced Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, then it's high time that Aishwarya should take her career seriously and sign films accordingly!
A Leading Trade Analyst Had Mentioned Why Aishwarya Failed To Give Hits
A leading trade analyst was quoted in Asian Age as saying, "Somehow Aishwarya's comeback films are not working. It could be her selection of roles. It certainly can't be the way she looks, as she is looking better than in any of her films."
Aishwarya Has Put In A Lot Of Effort For Fanney Khan
The trade analyst further added, "Even the idea of the tattoo on her wrist was her's. She hand-held debutant director Atul Manjrekar because she knew they were treading on wobbly ground. But the final outcome was far from appealing."
A Filmmaker Also Blamed Aishwarya's Acting Chops
A filmmaker was quoted as saying, "She (Aishwarya Rai) wants to go from Jennifer Lopez to Meryl Streep, but she doesn't have the range. In Jazbaa, she played a traumatised mother but looked shallow and too taken up with looking glamorous."
'Aishwarya Lacks Emotional Depth'
"In Fanney Khan, she is fine singing, dancing and playing the pop diva. But when she has to communicate her character's loneliness, she is at a loss. Aishwarya lacks the emotional depth to pull off 40-plus characters," said the filmmaker.
Aishwarya On The Work Front
On the professional front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be next seen in Anurag Kashyap's Gulab Jamun opposite her hubby, Abhishek Bachchan. She will also be doing the remake of 'Raat Aur Din'.