New Delhi, Jan 5: It will be raining money on Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the year 2018.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may have been preoccupied with Fanne Khan in 2017 but the new year means new films and big fat pay cheques for the actress, say reports. In a recent interview to Mumbai Mirror, producer Prernaa Arora was quoted as saying that Aishwarya's next will be a thriller, most likely a remake of the 1967 classic Raat Aur Din, which featured Nargis. Aishwarya's new project will reportedly cast her in dual roles and hence, she's apparently asked for a hefty sum of Rs. 10 crores, sources told mid-day. "Aishwarya has demanded Rs. 10 crore for her next film, Raat Aur Din (1967) remake," stated the mid-day report.
The Raat Aur Din remake is slated to be produced by KriArj Entertainments, which is co-owned by Prernaa Arora and Arjun N. Kapoor. As per the mid-day reports, the makers have agreed to Aishwarya's reported demands without a second thought. "Since Aishwarya has a double role, the film will require extensive preparation. It will be a time-consuming project, which means she will have to let go of the other films that come her way. The fee she has quoted is fair. The producers have agreed to the amount without any negotiation," mid-day quoted the source as saying.
After Sarbjit, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Fanne Khan (yet to release), this will be the actress' fourth film after she made a comeback with 2015's Jazbaa. While Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was a great hit, both Sarbjit and Jazbaa under-performed at the box office. Now, with the new project in the pipeline, "Producer Prernaa Arora believes that Ash is putting a lot at stake for her film, and the fee is warranted," reported mid-day.