Speculation has been rife for the past couple of days, that Aishwarya has been out of the project and Deepika Padukone is being considered for the role. Since the project started there have been a lot of speculation about if she’ll do the movie, how much she would be paid for it etc. A Mumbai tabloid reported a couple of days that Shankar plans to shoot ‘Robot’ over a period of two years as already known to the SouthDreamz.com readers and that apparently is not acceptable to Ash who cannot afford to give so much of time to a project.
There was also news that she has accepted to do Dostana, a bollywood flick by Karan Johar instead of Robot. Dostana was to star husband Abhishek, John Abraham and Aishwarya in the lead roles. Aishwarya opted out of Dostana because the inter-personal relationships among the three of them in the movie made her uncomfortable.
Speaking about Rajnikanth starrer Robot she says its a complete Rajnikanth-Shankar styled entertainer. There’s no logic as to why she agreed to do it beyond the urge to work with Rajnikanth. She also added that she wanted to work with Rajini sir & Shankar. Her Jeans with Shankar was a super success. She has learnt so much from Jeans and Shankar. Robot, too, will be a learning experience, adds Aishwarya in the interview.