Firstly, we really wish they would pick a spelling. First we saw Aisha everywhere, then Ayesha, now we’re back to Aisha? C’mon people. We western barbarians could use a little help.
It looks like Aisha might be premiering as soon as June at IIFA in Sri Lanka on June 3-5, though it is still scheduled for release in August in India. No idea when it will reach Western shores, though we suspect not until it is on DVD.
We boldly borrowed the pic in this post, which is of the two stars, Abhay Deol (Mr. Knightley) and Sonam Kapoor (Aisha/Emma). From the article:
It was Sonam signing on to the project that gave the film the green light, “Sonam instantly saw that as a first person narrative, the film would be a great opportunity to showcase her talent. Sonam has a lively energy, but also a certain darkness, which makes her a good actor. This dichotomy suits Emma’s character since it is heavily layered.”
As for the dashing Mr. Knightely, Ohja thinks Abhay Deol is the perfect person to take on this role, “He is the most secure actor I have met and he didn’t hesitate working in a film with a female protagonist. Abhay perfectly fits the character of the typical British male. He is a guy who can floor a woman, like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and, in this case, Mr. Knightley of Emma.”
Thanks to Alert Janeites Laurel Ann and Lisa for the info and link.