It’s in the news for sometime now that, Sujoy Ghosh’s next would be an adaptation of the popular novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’. After finalizing Saif Ali Khan for the male lead there were many speculations about the female lead of the film as well.

Saif ali Khan and Aishwaya Rai Bachchan
Saif ali Khan and Aishwaya Rai Bachchan

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It was initially said that Vidya Balan would be the leading lady of the film, but she opted out. Other actresses like Kangana Ranaut & Jacqueline Fernandez were too approached for the project. However Aishwaya Rai Bachchan announced the news herself at Cannes, that she would be a part of Sujoy Gosh’s next.

But, it seems the film has now been shelved. As per the reports, the plot of the film had striking resemblance to the Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Drishyam‘, which has released recently. In the Keigo Higashino novel, a man goes to extreme length to help his neighbor and daughter get away with a murder they committed.

This could be one of the reason for Director Sujoy Ghosh for shelving the project. Sujoy is currently focusing on his ambitious project, ‘Durga Rani‘ which has been in the news for the longest period. This could be another reason for the director to keep Saif-Aishwarya starrer project on hold.

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