Karan Johar said that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil would not have been possible without Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and he would not have made the film if Aishwarya would have said ‘no’.
Karan Johar is basking in the success of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil these days. The movie has given Karan a prestigious entry to Bollywood’s 100 Crores club. But did you know that Karan would not have made ADHM if Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would have said ‘no’ to the role of Saba? In an interview to a channel, Karan Johar said, “Sabse indispensable casting thi Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ki hai. Aishwarya was the most indispensable casting for the movie. If Ranbir would have said a no I had a solution, If Anushka would have turned it down, I had an option. But for Aishwarya I never had an option. If she would have turned it down, I wouldn’t have made ADHM. Only Aishwarya could have done Saba.”
I Knew The Dignity That Aish Brings To Every Character: Karan “She is clear about her decisions. I knew the dignity that Aishwarya brings to every character. So, you don’t look at it and question about supposed lack of decency as it’s always elegant. To me this is the woman who knows herself and they (scenes) have to be done in certain way.”
What Aishwarya Said About Her Role & Her Comfort Level With Karan “It is about comfort level with my director. We know how the journey of the film would be. It wasn’t (worrying). I know my character well. There was calm and ease after working for so long.”
Saba’s Character Done In A Classy Way: Aish “Today I have worked, I know the overview. It is about how you approach a character and doing that is relevant to times from 20 years ago. It is done in a classy way. It is not frivolous sensuality on screen.”
Karan On Aishwarya’s Character Saba In ADHM ”She is a poetess in the film. She is a woman of substance in every which way. She knows her mind and heart. We were honest to the film and the story. Not for a second I was apologetic about it.”
On a related note, after minting Rs. 200 crore globally, Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has entered the 100 crore club in India. Not only for Karan, but the film is also a first for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However, this is Ranbir’s third film after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Barfi to cross 100 Crores at the box office.
On the other hand, this is Anushka Sharma’s second film this year which entered the 100 crore club after Sultan. The actress thanked her fans on Twitter by writing, “Your love didn’t make it mushkil at ALLLLL!! #ADHM crossed 100 crores! Thank you for making it a success. #infiniteloveforADHM.” Karan Johar too expressed his happiness by writing this, ”The century love!! Our love for you is far from #Ektarfa ….it’s completely mutual!!! #ADHM #ranbir @AnushkaSharma #AishwaryaRaiBachchan.”