When Aishwarya Rai refused KKHH, said she would have been ‘lynched’ if she had done Rani Mukerji’s role

As Rani Mukerji celebrated her birthday on March 21, right here is Bollywood trivia about what made Aishwarya Rai say no to the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai role that established Rani in Bollywood.

IF you’re a Bollywood buff, chances are high you clearly bear in mind Rani Mukerji’s Tina Malhotra introduction in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. The petite actor walked into the body of Karan Johar’s directorial debut and our hearts with that scene.

Nevertheless, not many know that Rani – who celebrates her birthday at present – was not the primary selection for the role. Twinkle Khanna, Karisma Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai had been supplied that role earlier than her. Aishwarya, the truth is, had spoken about what made her refuse the role a 12 months after KKHH turned such an enormous hit. Aishwarya was new to the business at the moment and was unsure of the 1998 movie would be the excellent match.

“I’m in a catch-22 state of affairs, actually. Although I’m a newcomer, I’m in contrast with all of the senior actresses,” Aishwarya had said a 12 months after KKHH got here out, “If I’d done the movie, it would have been tittered that, ‘Look, Aishwarya Rai is again to doing what she did in her modelling days—leaving her hair straight, carrying minis, and pouting glamorously into the digicam.’ Finally, the hero goes again to the extra actual particular person. I do know if I’d done Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, I would have been lynched.”

She had additionally spoken about being stereotyped and her want to maneuver forward. “Look, I can’t struggle the appears to be like I’ve been born with. If I’m blessed with attractiveness, so be it. However for Pete’s sake, don’t knock my arduous work, my professionalism. I’m solely three-films-old. I haven’t given any of my administrators any cause to complain.”

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