here was a time when Shahid Kapoor was a background dancer in an Aishwarya Rai Bachchan song, but he has come a long way since then. Now, Filmfare reports that Shahid and Aishwarya will be paired opposite each other in the remake of Woh Kaun Thi.
While Shahid is expected to step into Manoj Kumar's shoes, Aishwarya will essay the role played by Sadhana in the original. A source close to the production house revealed that Aishwarya is indeed the top contender for the part.
"The film will pay tribute to both Manoj Kumar and Sadhana and who better than the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to step into the ethereal Sadhana's shoes? Sadhana's screen presence combined with her captivating face was a huge crowd puller for the film," the source said.
"The makers are extremely keen to have Aishwarya who is considered the epitome of beauty to essay the role. She fit the bill perfectly as not only does she has undeniable screen presence and expressive eyes but is also immensely talented," the insider added.
Woh Kaun Thi, a psychological thriller released in 1964, had immortal songs like Lag Jaa Gale and Naina Barse Rimjhim Rimjhim composed by Madan Mohan. Buzz is that the songs will be retained in the remake.