Ayesha Takia was said to have taken a break from movies after her marriage to restaurateur Farhan Azmi, but the actress is now set to return to Bollywood with Nagesh Kukunoor’s next film Mod.
Mod is based on the Taiwanese film Keeping Watch and sees Ayesha Takia paired opposite Rannvijay Singh. Mod is director Nagesh Kukunoor’s first love story after films such as Aashayein, 8×10 Tasveer and Bombay to Bangkok.
Nagesh Kukunoor told the media why he decided to make a love story, “I never wanted to do love stories as I always believed there was nothing really new to say, considering we see so many love stories being made every year. But when I saw a Taiwanese film Keeping Watch at AFFF, where I was a member of the jury, I was amazed. I wanted to take the same premise and set it in India. So I went ahead and bought the rights. I still maintain that every story has been told but it is the way a story is told that matters.”
Ayesha Takia was last seen in the film Paathshala alongside Shahid Kapoor. Rannvijay Singh is best known for his roles in London Dreams and Action Replayy.
Mod has already completed one major schedule of shooting in Ooty and is set for release in September 2011.