When Aishwarya Rai disclosed the reason for rejecting Kjo’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain’

‘I’d Have Been Lynched Had I Done It’, stated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 competition. typically known for her work in Hindi films, she has established herself as one of the maximum popular and influential celebrities in India through her successful appearing career.
During an interaction with Filmfare, Aishwarya said, “I’m in a catch-22 situation, really. Though I’m a newcomer, I’m compared with all the senior actresses.” She added, “If I’d done the film, it would have been tittered that, ‘Look, Aishwarya Rai is back to doing what she did in her modelling days—leaving her hair straight, wearing minis, and pouting glamorously into the camera.’ Ultimately, the hero goes back to the more real person. I know if I’d done Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, I would have been lynched.”

Karan Johar made his debut as a director with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ in 1998. The movie went on to become one of the classic millennial romantic movies of Bollywood. However, when Karan was looking to cast the actress for the role of Tina Malhotra, he faced quite a difficulty. At an event, he revealed he had approached Aishwarya, Urmila Matondkar and Tabu, among others, with the role of Tina. However, they all turned him down. “Ash was the only one who was polite to call me back.” The role eventually went to Rani Mukerji after filmmaker Aditya Chopra recommended her name to KJo.

17 years after Aishwarya turned down Karan Johar’s debut film, she played one of the leading ladies in his film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, which was also her comeback film.


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