Aishwarya pregnancy was hidden

Mumbai: Director Madhur Bhandarkar says he is in a state of “shock” after his ambitious project Heroine was canned following lead star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s pregnancy.

Breaking his silence on the issue, the director said he was in depression for weeks as ‘Heroine’ was his most ambitious project till date. “Today, I am sitting alone in my office after the plugs being pulled off from my film Heroine. My conscience stands clear as I have been honest to my craft irrespective of the repercussions. No which way would I have trampled my dream project on which I have given my sweat and blood for almost 1-1/2 years. This was going to be my most ambitious project of my career,” Bhandarkar said on his blog.

The filmmaker says he was devastated over the fact that the “truth was hidden” from him and feels things could have been handled well if he would have been informed about Aishwarya’s pregnancy even after the film’s announcement at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival.