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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Step Into The Legendary Nargis’ Role,And No  It’s Not A  Double Role

 It looks  like 2018  is going to be  a very special  year  for the Bachchans. While Abhishek is all set to play the poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi in a bio-picto be produced  by  Sanjay Leela Bhansali,producer Prerna Aroraa is  all set to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a  role immortalized  by the legendary Nargis.

The  film is Raat Aur Din. Directed by Satyen Bose  this 1969  black-and-white classic  with astonishing songs  sung by Lata Mangeshkar featuredNargis as a woman with a split personality. For  portraying two different personalities in one character, Nargis had won the National award for best actress.

For Aishwarya Rai , to encore a role immortalized  by Nargis would be the  biggest challenge  of her career.

Says Prerna Aroraa, “It’s too early to talk about this project. But yes, I’d like to say it would be  a tremendous challenge for Aishwarya  to  play a rolefor which Nargisji is remembered to this day. Let’s not  forget, Raat Aur Din  was Nargisji’s swan song. She  never returned to  acting after this  film.Her fans still remember her in this film .It’s her most iconic role  after Mother India.And  I’m proud to be  associated with this   film.”

While the Prernaa Arora-produced remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand,the iconic Lata Mangeshkar songs from  the original Raat Aur Din,composed by ShankarJaikishan will also be used in the remake. The songs from the original Raat aur din diya jaleAwara ae mere dilDil ki girah kholdo, Na chedo kal ke afsane and Jeena humko raas  na aaya are considered among the  best songs of composer ShankarJaikishan’s career.

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