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Bollywood hunk John Abraham will be romancing actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her comeback film ‘Jazbaa’, according to reports. Aishwarya was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2010 film ‘Guzaarish’ and taken a sabbatical post the birth of her daughter Aaradhya in 2011.
According to reports, John’s role is based on gangster Abu Salem. John and Sanjay will be collaborating with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the first time. John Abraham has earlier worked with Sanjay Gupta in ‘Zinda’, ‘Shootout at Wadala’ and is also busy shooting ‘Mumbai Saga’.
Sanjay Gupta had said that ‘Jazbaa’ is a complete performance based film and Aishwarya fits the “requirements of the character perfectly.”
“The female lead’s character is the hero of my film. The role is extremely powerful and the project couldn’t have taken off with just about anyone. It required a larger-than-life brand, a big personality and no one can fit the bill better than Aishwarya. She fits the requirements of the character perfectly,” Sanjay had earlier said in an interview.
Aishwarya Rai will be seen doing some strenuous action-packed stunts for which she will soon undergo special training.
As ‘Jazbaa’ is set in modern day Mumbai, it will be shot across the city. The film is slated go on the floors in January 2015.