Aishwarya Rai speaks to Subhash K Jha about her new release, Rituparno Ghosh's Raincoat, also starring Ajay Devgan. The film will release on December 24.
After Chokher Bali, you have paired up with Rituparno Ghosh again in Raincoat.
During Chokher Bali, Ritu and I developed a wonderful rapport. He is always brimming over with ideas. How I got Raincoat was very interesting. The media went on about how Kareena Kapoor was first approached for the film. What they don't know was that I was approached, but the dates Ritu wanted were allotted to Bride & Prejudice. Then he spoke to Kareena, who also had a date issue. So Ritu returned to me.
After Chokher Bali, I was very excited about working with Ritu again. Ajay Devgan and I were looking forward to working together in a worthy project after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.