Aishwarya Rai and Akshay Kumar were recently supposed to fly to Manali to shoot a romantic song for director Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s film Action Replayy. But to everyone’s shock it snowed in Manali in February, which none had expected. And since there was not a snowball’s chance in hell to shoot in such an inclement weather, Shah had to cancel the shoot.
Shah’s patience is surely being tested to the hilt. First, Ash’s extended shoot for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan delayed his film, and now that the principal shooting is over and only two songs need to be canned, weather is playing spoilsport.
The song to be shot is based on a 1970s melody by Pritam. It shows Ash and Akshay romancing in the winter of a hill station. Since the film’s story progresses backwards in time (hence the title ‘Action Replayy’) the song shows Ash and Akki as lovers in the 70s.
Vipul now needs another date slot from both his stars to shoot the song, but the question is - will Ash and Akshay be able to squeeze out extra dates from their chock-full diaries.
In fact, we hear Vipul may altogether drop the idea of shooting the song and exclude it from the film.