Sushmita Sen who has been missing from onscreen for a hiatus is making a banging and thrilling comeback with a web-show Aarya. Apart from fans, even quite a few celebs are waiting for Sushmita starrer and expressed their excitement for the same. After the trailer was released, the actress received heaps of appreciation from the netizens for her strong and badass portrayal. But did you know the Neerja maker Ram Madhvani’s first choice was Kajol and not Sushmita Sen? Also, that Kajol loved the script and she almost signed it but had to back out from the project last minute. Yes.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, Kajol was planning to come on board but due to personal issues, the actress had to step out. A source tells the portal, "When Ram Madhvani was planning this project - a remake of the 2010 gritty drama series Penoza, it was originally being made into a Hindi feature film. Kajol was his first choice and they were in advanced talks with the actress for the film. She had loved the concept and the storyline but had to step out last minute citing personal issues. That had also put Ram's dream project under a bit of a scanner since it delayed the process a bit."
When things did not materialize with the Tanhji actress, that’s when Sushmita came into the picture. Ram thought of the OG Dilbar girl and approached her with the project. Ram told the same portal, "Aarya has the female lead playing the central protagonist and he wanted someone who has a commanding screen presence and is also a terrific performer. That's when he thought of Sush and offered it to her.” Well, it looks like Kajol’s loss became Sushmita’s gain.
He also mentioned that Sush liked this project among the many offers. However, Sen took some time to decide but then eventually gave a green single and that’s when they decided that it would be made into a digital series with Hotstar coming on board. ALSO READ: Aarya: Sushmita Sen Says She's All Ready To Work But With Conditions Applied; Makers Are You Reading?
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