Well, not to hurt Abhay Deol, but the male lead role in ‘Aisha’ was offered to Imran Khan first. As he rejected the offer, the role was ultimately passed on to Abhay.

‘Aisha’s Male Lead Role Was Offered To Imran First
Last Updated: 2010-08-03T16:18:04+05:30
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‘Aisha’s Male Lead Role Was Offered To Imran First
Imran Khan
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The on-screen chemistry between Sonam and Imran worked like a magic in ‘I Hate Luv Story’s’. To show more of them, Imran was offered the lead role in ‘Aisha’ too, but Imran refused the offer due to the reasons best known to him.

Sonam and Imran have become good buddies after both of them worked in ‘IHLS’ together. Pertaining to the fact, Sonam and Rhea decided to offer the script of ‘Aisha’ to Imran. But the Kapoor’s were in shock as the chocolate boy said a big no.

Dad Anil Kapoor was also in a state of shock and he added, “Rhea and Sonam did send the script over to Imran. I don’t know why he didn’t do it. Maybe, he was wary of a script that was named after the heroine. But Abhay is the perfect choice”.

The reasons for not doing the ‘Aisha’ role can be many. The first can be the re-direction of ‘Sonam-Imran’ pair amongst the audience and the movie is named by on the Heroine’s name.
To this Anil also adds, “I told them no hero would take a film seriously if it is named after the heroine. I ordered them to call the film ‘Production No. 3’ not Aisha. I was different I did so many heroine-centric films like Beta with Madhuri Dixit and Lamhe with Sridevi. Even Mr. India was more Sri’s picture although it was our home production.”

So, finally Anil gave the power of decision to his daughters and adds, “I did nothing. I gave Sonam and Rhea a free hand. I was there to help them with inputs. But Aisha is completely their baby. Now we’re planning 2-3 new productions. One of them would definitely have Sonam in it.”

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