Jiahís new role
Subhash K. Jha

Jiah KhanJiah Khan, who after Nishabd had virtually gone underground, will resurface with Aamir Khan in the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Gajini.

"Itís not that," said Jiah, who was born in New York and raised in London.

"I was looking at several offers. I chose what I liked best," Jiah said.

Several names, including Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut, had been tossed around for the part of Aamirís leading lady in the second-half.

Beyond confirming her presence in Gajini, Jiah is afraid to say anything more for fear of being dropped from the project.

One may recall that Kangana had been considered for the part but was apparently eliminated after the news leaked out.

In this story of an amnesiac manís hunt for his fianc`E9eís killer, inspired by Christopher Nolanís thriller Memento, the original Tamil filmís leading lady Asin has been signed opposite Aamir Khan in the first half.

And why isnít Jiah doing any more films with her mentor Ram Gopal Varma?

"Why donít you ask him that?" she shot back.

"Maybe he doesnít have anything that suits me. We havenít fallen out or anything. We connected just two weeks ago." ó IANS