Recently, gossip began doing the rounds that Farah Khan had approached Aishwarya Rai for the female lead in Happy New Year, the film she is making with Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. Our source tells us that Farah has indeed tried to get Ash on board, but it seems like this is one leading lady who’s not willing to let go of her grudge!
Apparently, Farah has been sending Ash feelers through Abhishek, since he’s also part of the film cast. However, we hear Aishwarya isn’t exactly being receptive towards this. Her feud with SRK goes back, of course, to 2003, when she was replaced as the lead of Chalte Chalte with Rani Mukerji. Ash was dating Salman Khan at that time, and there was the whole issue where he kept landing up on set to cause disruptions. SRK, who wasn’t in the mood for any of this after a point, axed Ash from the project overnight without speaking to her properly.
Clearly, it’s been a while since this incident – ten years, to be precise – but Ash has remained wary of working with Shah Rukh, and has maintained her distance from the actor since. It’s still unclear as to whether Farah will manage to work some miracle and get her to change her mind, but for now we’re going to go ahead and assume that the chances of this happening are slim to none!