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Chak De! India girl returns

bollywood Updated: Aug 16, 2010 15:32 IST
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Remember the effervescent Aliya Bose from

Chak De!

India? Well, actor Anahita Nair, who played Bose’s part in the movie, is returning to Bollywood with the John Abraham-starrer

Aashayein

.



Nair will be seen as Abraham’s friend in the movie, and is said to have quite a pivotal role. “Anahita had a challenging role and has worked really hard,” says a source from the unit of the film. “The role she portrays in the film is completely different from the one she did in

Chak De! India

,” the source.



When Nair was approached for the film, she immediately gave her nod.

Aashayein

also features Sonal Sehgal and has been directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. It is a story of a compulsive gambler called Rahul Singh, played by Abraham, who discovers new meanings of life through a dramatic turn of events. The film releases on August 27.