MUMBAI: Producer Gaurang Doshi has roped in John Abraham and Aishwarya Rai for his mystical romantic musical Happy Birthday and says â€œthey look like Adonis and Venus togetherâ€.
They have not been paired before. â€œBut if you close your eyes you can see how good John and Aishwarya look together,â€ Doshi said.
To be directed by Sriram Raghavan, who earlier did Ram Gopal Varmaâ€™s Ek Hasina Thi, Happy Birthday starts shooting in January. â€œWe had signed John about a year back. But we needed a strong charismatic and popular leading lady because Happy Birthday isnâ€™t about just the male protagonist. When Ash said yes, everything fell into place. She has never been seen with John before,â€ said Doshi. â€œThe catch-line for Happy Birthday will be, â€˜Those who donâ€™t believe in magic will never find it.â€™ We needed a magical pair. John and Ash have the quality.â€
â€œI think Aishwarya and I will make a good team. Itâ€™s a great script. Sriram is a super-director, and weâ€™re excited,â€ said John.