Aishwarya Rai Karan Johar

Bollywood beauty actress Aishwarya Rai is making her comeback with Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa. The gorgeous Bachchan Bahu has now signed a movie with Karan Johar. Aishwarya has signed a film with the hot shot filmmaker Karan Johar after refusing him twice a long time back.

Karan Johar had revealed that, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had politely said no to his directorial debut ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ that he had offered to her initially. Later he had even offered Aishwarya a role in his hit film ‘Dostana’ with hubby Abhishek Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles, but things did not gel. Seventeen years later, Aishwarya and Karan have finally teamed up for their first project together — Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.


Aishwarya Rai said, “I would have said yes to Karan all along as well. First of all, the schedules had always been the problem whenever we wanted to do a film. What was special with ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ was I finally had a schedule to start setting. It is easy for me actually to be able to immediately work it out this time because I was just planning my schedule.”

On refusing Dostana, Aishwarya said, “Through the years, we kept discussing subjects and we thought we will work on Dostana together. Then I got married. Saif was there in the film initially but after our marriage, he was like, ‘Abhishek and Aishwarya will be together in the film. So it won’t look right’. That’s how the vibe was becoming around the film but I was like, ‘The role is of the two guys’. Since that was the kind of discussion and feeling going around with the casting, I decided to step out of Dostana. Then, it was John and Abhishek with PC who eventually did the film. Saif himself opted out.”

Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has Aishwarya Rai, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles.