Jane Austen’s Magic To Hit Bollywood

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Posted on February 24th, 2009 in Movies, News

Countless times have we seen the legendary author Jane Austen’s books being brought to life on screen. Besides the many many classic English versions, Bollywood’s own Aishwarya Rai has been seen in two films based on the authors books, Gurinder Chadha’s Bollywood inspired Bride and Prejudice and the Tamil version of Sense and Sensibility titled Kandukondain Kandukondain, which also starred Tabu . However, Bollywood audiences are still awaiting their very own adaption of a Jane Austen classic. Well, the wait is over Anil Kapoor promises with his new home production.

That’s right, the word is final. The Jane Austen classic Emma will be adapted for Indian audiences in a project titled Ayesha. The camera starts rolling this April with Abhay Deol in the role of Emma/Ayesha’s secret love. Along with Abhay the movie will star newcomer Arunodoy Singh who plays the role of the Victorian Casanova.

Now whose our Emma, or shall we say Ayesha you ask? Well none other than daddy’s girl Sonam Kapoor whole be sporting an ultra chic and glam avatar for this home production.

Although the news of the moment is the rumor of Dad Anil Kapoor playing Sonam’s onscreen father too in the film. No last word has been given on this news because Anil remains hesitant at the idea of playing Sonam’s father when he still acts opposite actresses like Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.

Whatever the end result may be we simply cannot wait to see this Jane Austen classic of the Victorian Age being brought to life on our very own Desi screens! Keep visiting BollySpice and we’re sure to keep you updated on what may just be the most exciting venture of the year!

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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