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Aishwarya says NO to Shahrukh Khan for Abhishek

Aishwarya Rai and Shahrukh Khan had lit up the box office with their mega hit ‘Devdas’ and since then they haven’t been seen together again.

There were rumours about Aishwarya Rai making a comeback to the big screen after her sabbatical with Farah Khan’s Happy New Year. According to reports, Farah Khan approached Aishwarya for the female lead in the movie opposite Shahrukh Khan.

Apparently, Aishwarya Rai had showed interest in the project and even wanted to read the script but then she changed her mind.

What could be the reason? Aishwarya wanted to be paired opposite her hubby Abhishek Bachchan, who also stars in the movie, instead of Shahrukh Khan!

Reports suggest that Ash has second thoughts about acting in the same film with her husband Abhishek and not being cast opposite him. The actress feels her audience may not like the movie if they don’t see the couple together.  Such a clause on Aishwarya’s part seems uncanny as the couple have been part of the same movie in the past and were not paired opposite each other, the last being ‘Raavan’.

Which means, the hunt for the lead actress to star opposite Shahrukh Khan is still going on!  After pinning her hopes on Ash, no Farah has to look out for other options like Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Farah wants to avoid casting Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma after Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Moreover, it’s going to be Aishwarya’s comeback after her maternity break. Farah could’ve well thought that Ash could re-open her movies account with Happy New Year but seems like Farah will have to wait to cast her in some other movie as Ash might have some other plans up her sleeves!



  1. Amnt

    May 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Yes, she was awesome in Devdas and it would have been good to see her with SRK again. Maybe she doesn’t want to do the movie because of Farah’s recent directorial track record. Her last few movies have been painfully unwatchable.

  2. Tom

    May 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Till date Devdas would have to be Ash’s best performance, and that too thanks to the SRK, with his brilliant performance, which lead to a great chemistry between them. However, there is zero chemistry between her and her husband, not sure why she is so adamant on only working opposite him. I guess as a wife, she trying her best to help improve her husbands career.

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