News|June 8, 2010 1:47 am

John Refuses to Work With Asin

Is it true or rumor? That John Abraham is becoming picky about his female co-stars, as it has been heard that he has refused to work with the South Indian actress, Asin Thottumkal. Rumors are there that this news brings tears into Asin’s eyes.

The story starts when John refused to ‘make do’ with Asin who was reportedly offered his next Hindi film (remake of a Telegu film, Kaakha Kaakha by director Vipul Shah). John will be playing the lead role of an encounter specialist and would be seen in a cop avatar for the first time. The actor wants to explore newer options in actresses he wants to work with. A source reveals,

“Vipul Shah was very keen to have Asin as the lead actress of the film. She and Venkatesh were the lead pair in the Telegu original. Vipul was also impressed by Asin’s performance in London Dreams and hence spoke to her about his forthcoming venture. But on suggesting the same to John, he was shocked as the actor refused to be paired opposite Asin. John thinks that Asin doesn’t suit the role and prefers a sexier looking actress for the film.

Joh has suggested Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Bipasha Basu will be better suited for his opposite instead of Asin.

Though Vipul has denied all the rumors behind that, and said,

“This is absolute rubbish. Asin’s costumes are ready. John has no issue with Asin or vice versa. It is purely a date issue and we are hopeful it can be worked out. Asin’s movie goes on floor in mid-June and is a one month-long schedule.

We cannot disturb that. July end John starts with Dostana 2. Our priority is John’s dates. We have to manage and work around that and if everything falls in place, Asin is the lead actress”.

“We are still getting our script ready. There was a delay from our end due to which John wasted his time. We are committed to Asin, but due to a delay from the creative team there might be a date clash with Asin’s film Ready, which is being directed by Anees Bazmee.”