Esha Gupta was original choice for Murder 3
Aditi Rao Hydari was not the original choice for Bhatt Camp's much awaited next, Murder 3. It was their latest blue eyed girl, Esha Gupta who was offered the film first. The newbie who has signed a three film deal with Vishesh films was seen in Jannat 2 and is also starring in Raazbollywood Updated: Jun 27, 2012 11:42 IST
Aditi Rao Hydari was not the original choice for Bhatt Camp's much awaited next,
. It was their latest blue eyed girl, Esha Gupta who was offered the film first. The newbie who has signed a three film deal with Vishesh films was seen in
and is also starring in
If you are wondering why the leggy lissome opted out of such a huge franchise, here is the dope. An insider reveals, "Esha was the first choice of Bhatt's for the film. The reason she didn't do it is because her favourite writer Shagufta Rafique, who has written both her earlier films, is not writing this one. Also Mahesh Bhatt who has been involved in all the Vishesh films may not be able to mentor this one."
The source says, "Esha who shares a great bond with both of them and sees them as her mentors wasn't very comfortable working in a film that they are not part of. She expressed her reservation to the Bhatts and they welcomed her decision."
Esha confirmed that she was approached for
. However, she denies that Shagufta and Mahesh Bhatt were the reason for her to opt out of the film. She says she couldn't do the film because of time constrains. "I am busy with the dubbing of
and then the film's promotions will start. Then I have to finish Prakash Jha's
. There was no way I could give hundred percent to
and do justice with the role. Why to do something when you know you wouldn't be able to pull it off. You don't want to do things half heartedly," she informs.
She signs off saying, "I am honored that Bhatt saab offered me
. It's a huge franchise to just let go off but I had no choice. I would have surely done the film if I had time."
First Published: Jun 20, 2012 02:42 IST