Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made for a lovely couple on screen. Their fans got a small view of their chemistry when SRK made a small appearance as Aish’s estranged husband in Karan Johar‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
There was buzz that Karan is getting SRK and Aish together in a film again. Albeit this time, it will be a full fledged romantic drama with the two playing leading roles.
Interestingly, in a recent conversation with NDTV, when Aishwarya Rai was asked about the same, the actress told, “That’s all speculation. I am still reading scripts you will know as and when. I like to surprise.” We wonder, what did she mean by ‘Surprise’? Keep guessing!
Karan Johar’s loyalty for SRK doesn’t need any testament. He has worked with the superstar in all his films except Student Of The Year and Bombay Talkies. Also, the director has always been vocal about his desire to work with Aishwarya. So it’s not that hard to believe that the director is in talks with these two for a full-fledged film.
Apart from Devdas and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, they have done 4 other films together- Josh(2000), Mohabbatein (2000), Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam (2002) and Shakti the Power (2002).
Aish and SRK came together with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil after a gap of 14 years but there was a lot that happened during these years. Old reports suggest that Aishwarya was supposed to be a part of Chalte Chalte, Veer Zara and Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Na Ho. On being asked about it, Aishwarya said in a chat show: Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, “At a time there was talk about a couple of films we will be working in together and then suddenly they were happening with no explanation, whatsoever. I never had the answer to why.”
Later when Aishwarya was asked about how she felt about being removed or replaced from those big banner films, she said “If people have to explain, they would. If they never did, they never intended to. I am not somebody who would go to someone and ask why? For me, my dignity is extremely precious to me and that is something which I hold dear to me,” the former beauty queen said in conversation with Simi.
We just hope that this time things materialise and we get to see these two gorgeous people in a film.
Aishwarya On Pay Disparity & Gender Equality
Recently, in an interview with an entertainment portal, Ash was asked about gender equality and pay parity issue in Bollywood. Her take on the matter was purely classy and practical. She said, “All I want to say is let people do what they want to do and choices they want to make. Maybe I am walking a fine line here. All I hear is talk but no action and that’s an accumulative effort by everyone involved including those talking. These discussions can go on and on and they are important. I am not disrespecting all the talk that goes around these subjects but at the end of the day have the guts to make those choices. Many talk about it but then when time comes, they take a safe, comfortable route and then make the choice that’s a paradox and one defeats the other so let’s put words to action.”
Now, that’s a very valid point made by the beautiful actress.