Saturday, September 18, 2010

How will the audience take with Aishwarya Rai smoking on-screen?

Since, The Bachchan Bahu has never done a smoking scene for any film as yet, the reaction it will generate is definitely one to be watched out for. What say pals….There is no denying the fact that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a global icon and whatever she does
on-screen or off-screen has a major impact on her fan following and the film makers too are aware of this fact.. So, much so that the makers of Guzaarish moved back from their decision to launch the first trailer of ‘Guzaarish’ from being launched with the promos of ‘We Are Family’. The reason was that the trailer has a scene which shows Ash’s character, which happens to be a nurse, trying to puff away. So, the trailer has now been withdrawn from ‘We Are Family’ and will feature in theatres a month later with Siddharth Anand’s ‘Anjaana Anjaani’.

However, the makers of the film have a different story to tell. They clarify that the sequence has no negativity in it and is rather a very cute, funny and a very beautiful sequence where Ash is trying to smoke when she doesn’t know how to.

The reason that has been cited by them for the postponement of the Guzaarish trailer is that there is still quite some time before Guzaarish releases and so there is no need to hurry up with the promos.

Siddharth Roy Kapoor of UTV (co-producers and distributors of Guzaarish) adds, “There are a lot of smoking scenes in a lot of movies. I really don’t see any trouble.”