There were reports that Ash was to play the lead role before Asin was finalised. But both – Ash and Ashutosh – deny it. “I don’t have the dates right now as my schedule diary is super packed. This film starts next month. So there never was that possibility,” said Aishwarya.
‘‘And since Ashu is a close friend and his main lead is my husband, they obviously knew it. So the discussion didn’t even arise,” she added. Gowariker confirmed it saying: “I’d not approached Ash for Khelein Hum.... I’m very happy with the coming together of Abhishek and Asin."
Khelein Hum... will feature Abhishek as freedom fighter Surya Sen, who was the chief architect of anti-British freedom movement in Chittagong, now in Bangladesh.