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Shilpa Shetty was asked before Aishwarya Rai
[Fri Aug 31, 2007]

Reports have that the role that is offered to Aishwarya Rai in Hollywood 'Pink Partner' was first offered to Shilpa Shetty.

Aishwarya's international agent Simone Sheffield once said in a Mumbai tabloid that, "Aishwarya is the first and only choice to play Sophie in the Hollywood film "Pink Panther".

But Shilpa's spokeperson Dale Bhagwagar cleared the fact that Shilpa was approached about two months ago for playing the role in the film.

"We are professional people and we deemed fit not to boast, as we decided not to do the film," said Bhagwagar.

To prove his statement, Bhagwagar disclosed the content of an initial mail to Shilpa from Valerie Lindquist. Valerie Lindquist is a Casting Assistant at 'Ilene Starger Casting' agency in New York City.

The message was like, "Please let us know her availability as soon as possible. If she is available we would like to have some demo material on her."

The movie also casts Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Emily Mortimer, and John Cleese. Actor Hrithik Roshan had also offered one of the roles in 'Pink Partner', but Hrithik rejected it because it didn't impress him.

Shooting for the movie will start from August 20 and will end up in the first week of November.