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Aishwarya Rai all set to play double role for the first time

Produced by Prernaa Arora and Siddharth Anand, the actress will start shooting the untitled thriller in 2018.

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Aishwarya Rai is likely to join the list of actresses to have played double roles on the big screen. Latest reports suggest that the actress has signed in for a thriller wherein she will play a double role, and is also interested in the remake of the 1967 Nargis film, Raat Aur Din, directed by Satyen Bose. 

Mumbai Mirror, a tabloid, reported that the actress is set to start 2018 with a thriller produced by Prernaa Arora and Siddharth Anand. The newspaper quoted Arora as saying, "Working with Aishwarya on Fanne Khan has been a pleasure. Now, there are two more films we are collaborating on with her. Siddharth Anand will be co-producing the film with me, which is an edgy thriller. This film will see Aishwarya in a double role and we will soon finalise the leading man opposite her." 

The actress is also reportedly interested in a remake of the 1967 noir drama, Raat Aur Din. Starring Nargis Dutt, in her last appearance, the film focussed on the bipolar identities of a woman named Varuna. The film won Nargis a National Award for Best Actress. 

Arora was quoted as saying, "It will be a homage to Nargisji and is a special project for all of us. Aishwarya has already said that she would love to play the main role. I have also discussed the project with Sanjay sir (Dutt), and he has approved of the idea and our choice of Ash to play the role originally essayed by his late actress-mother ." 

The untitled thriller is expected to go on floors in the middle of 2018, and will be shot in Europe. The Rai Bachchan is currently shooting for Fanne Khan, which also has Rajkummar Rao and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles.