When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rejected Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: 'If I'd done it, I would have been lynched'
For Karan Johar’s directorial film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the filmmaker approached several actresses for Tina’s role. In an interview, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had talked about why she rejected the role.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of the most adored actresses in B-town. The diva started her career in the industry shortly after being crowned Miss World in 1994. Over the years, she has impressed people from across the country with stellar performances in numerous well known films. For Karan Johar's directorial film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the filmmaker approached several actresses for Tina's role. Before the role landed on Rani Mukerji's lap, Karan had pitched it to Aishwarya as well.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
In an interview with Filmfare, Aishwarya had talked about why she rejected the role of Tina in the film. The star voiced her opinion on how despite being a newcomer in the industry, she is compared to other actresses. She feared that if she had done the film, she'd be criticized for doing what she did in her modeling days. "Leaving her hair straight, wearing minis, and pouting glamorously into the camera," she said while defining the character of Tina. Aishwarya also shared, "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."
Aishwarya and Karan worked together seventeen years later in the popular film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which also starred Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.
On the Work Front:
KJo's period drama Takht is all set to release in Christmas this year and is star studded with some of the most well known celebrities in the industry including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh.
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