In a fun radio interview, Ranbir Kapoor was asked how it was to work with Aishwarya Rai, especially because of the major crush he had on her since he was a teenager. Ranbir tried his best to be classy about it, but eventually he admitted that he was very nervous about working with her. Here’s what he said about Ash, how he first met her and how she broke his heart (YES) –
I had just passed out of the 10th standard. Pitaji ki film thi – Aa Ab Laut Chalein, usmein unhone (Aishwarya) acting kari thi and main film main ek assistant director tha. Wahin hamari dosti ho gai thi. Of course, Aishwarya Rai hai, uss age main bhi aap thode enamoured ho jaate ho. Woh age main bhi aapko idea ho jata hai ki ladki kya hoti hai, ladki se ishq hota hai. So I think woh jo mera pehla dil toota tha, woh mera dil halka sa Aishwarya Rai ke liye toota tha!
When my father was making Aa Ab Laut Chalein, Aishwarya was playing the lead of the movie while I was an assistant director. We became friends there, of course she’s Aishwarya Rai, you get a little enamoured. At that age you realize how girls are and how easy it is to fall in love with a girl. So I think when I had my first little heartbreak because of her.
Hahah! He further elaborated on how nervous he was while shooting intimate scenes with his stunning co-star –
Sharam aati thi, mere haath shiver hote the. Kabhi kabhi main unke gaal ko touch karne main jhijhakta tha. Phir unhone hi bola, ‘Listen, what’s wrong with you? We are acting, do it properly.’ Phir maine socha, kabhi aisa mauka milega nahi, so maine bhi mauke pe chauka maar diya!
I was very shy, my hands were shivering. Sometimes I’d feel hesitant to touch her cheek, but then she said – ‘Listen, what’s wrong with you? We are acting, do it properly.’ Then I thought I won’t get such an opportunity again, so I took the chance and went with it!
They do look real hot together, don’t they?