Bollywood director Soham Shah recently announced Madhuri Dixit as the female lead opposite Sanjay Dutt in the actor's co-production of Satte Pe Satta remake with Shree Ashtavinayak, but this has run into trouble, if a media report is to be believed.
Reportedly, Sanjay Dutt wanted Aishwarya Rai as the female lead but the director went ahead and announced Madhuri's name.
The report quoted a source of having said that Kajol was Sanjay's first choice, but she had a baby last year. Sanjay's next choice was Aishwarya Rai, never Madhuri Dixit, said the source.
The source said, Aishwarya was approached but she had date issues. During this period, two other names - Rani Mukherjee and Karishma Kapoor - came up.
At this point, Soham suggested Madhuri's name. The source said, Soham told Ashtavinayak that Sanjay was fine with Madhuri and told her secretary Rikku to announce on her birthday that she was doing the film.
The report quotes Sanjay Dutt: "The script hasn't yet been sent to Madhuri. Nor has money exchanged hands. I am in Diu, so I don't know what's happening in Mumbai. Ashtavinayak and I are waiting for Aishwarya. I don't know why Soham made such a hasty decision without confirming with the producers."
However another source close to Soham said, "there's more to this story that meets the eye".