By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: For the first time in her career, we will get to hear Aishwarya Rai Bachchan speaking in ….Arabic!
Sanjay Gupta’s thriller Jazbaa would be dubbed into Arabic. This would be the first Indian film to be dubbed into that language.
Explaining the reason for going so far out of the way for linguistic substance, Gupta said, “This is for the huge Arabic market for Bollywood cinema. And we have the channel Zee Arabia as platform to promote the film.”
Apparently, Aishwarya has taken on herself the challenge of learning the Arabic language to dub the lines herself.
Says a reliable source, “Aishwarya feels another voice would ruin her performance in Jazbaa. And the film is very important to her, as she makes a comeback after three years. She can’t afford to let anyone or anything spoil it for her.”