It was a role that was originally meant for Kareena Kapoor . But it is sensuous Lisa Ray who finally gets to play it.
Finally, Deepa Mehta's troubled project River Moon is being shot in Colombo. However, some big changes have been made in the film's leading cast.
The film was supposed to have Rahul Khanna and Kareena in the leading roles. But both of them have opted out of the movie and are replaced by John Abraham and Lisa Ray.
After the departure of Rahul and Kareena from the movie, Deepa Mehta flew down to Mumbai to audition several possible candidates for the male lead, including Sanjay Suri . Eventually, she finalized John. But searching for the female lead in this woman-oriented film proved more difficult.