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J.P. DuttaAbhishek in Umrao Jaan
11th Aug 2005  19.48 IST
By Nitika Desai  


Filmmaker J.P. Dutta has once again signed his favorite actor Abhishek Bachchan to essay the role of Aishwarya Rai's love interest in his movie Umrao Jaan.

Dutta was the one to launch Abhishek into Bollywood with his movie Refugee . The association between the two continued to Dutta's last movie LoC Kargil , which, unfortunately, was a disaster at the box-office.



And now when Dutta has already roped in Aishwarya Rai to play the courtesan Umrao Jaan in his next movie of the same title, Dutta says he could only think of Abhishek playing the male lead in the movie.

Abhishek's character in the movie would be a dreamy, poetic man who understands Umrao Jaan's sensibilities and emotions well enough.

Umrao Jaan will also have Shabana Azmi playing Ash's mother.



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