June 29th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
A blessed event is putting a crimp in a planned film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie "Heroine" has been put on hold following reports that its star, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is pregnant.
“At this point nothing is more important than Aishwarya's well being and good health,” the movie's producers, UTV Motion Pictures, said in a statement. “In that context, we have all mutually agreed that the best step would be to avoid shooting further, rather than proceeding with an incredibly demanding schedule over the coming months.”
Announced at the recent Cannes Film Festival, "Heroine" was set to tell the story of a top Bollywood actress – which would not have been a big stretch for Rai Bachchan.
Often touted as the "most beautiful woman in the world," Rai Bachchan is one of the top stars in the Indian film industry, along with her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan, whom she married in 2007.
The Daily Mail reported that the actresses' father-in-law, actor/producer Amitabh Bachchan, broke the news via Twitter when he tweeted "NEWS NEWS NEWS!! I am going to become a grandfather. Aishwarya expecting... So happy and thrilled!!!
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