Tuesday morning the makers of Jasmine were out with its first look movie poster that titled 'Jasmine - Story of a Leased Womb'. While we see a mother holding her unborn baby by keeping her hands on her womb and we get a glimpse of the topic surrogacy that is highlighted in this movie poster.
A movie on such a sensitive topic of surrogacy has never been made before. The poster of the movie is quite thoughtful and different from the usual topic raised. The poster becomes more intense as we see a woman's hands on a womb and 'sold' is written just below her navel. The film is co-produced by Prernaa Arora and Toilet - Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh. Even the script of Jasmine has been created by the writers of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Siddharth and Garima who will also be directing the film.
Its been in the news that the makers are desperate to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Shree Narayan Singh to confirm the news, he said, "Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is on our wish list BUT it's too early to reach any conclusion on this. It is inspired by a real-life story of a woman in Gujarat who doesn't want to have children but decides to become a surrogate mother for someone else. After a point, she gets attached to the child and wants the child back."
Garima told another daily, "We have been researching on surrogacy for nearly four years. Films have been made on it in the past, but our story is based on the people we’ve met, including the surrogates and their families. It is not going to be preachy, but entertaining."
"The character is very quirky. Having said that, I must add that it also deals with both social and emotional issues around the subject of surrogacy. The woman doesn't know about motherhood and what happens after that. You must’ve heard the saying that it is a child that gives birth to a mother, so the film is based on that thought," added Garima.
Talking about Aishwarya, she said, "Nothing has been finalised as yet, but we are very keen to have her in our film." Let's see if the makers finalise Aishwarya as the lead or it will be some other actress as the surrogate mother.