This is a bit of a shocker for us! Karan Johar’s leading lady Anushka Sharma in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ hadn’t impressed KJo in the beginning. What we mean to say is that KJo did not think Anushka had it in her to become an actress and did not want her to be cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan in YRF’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Yes, that’s true!
In an interview with a journalist, KJo confessed about the same. He said, “I tried really hard. I told Aditya Chopra not to cast her. He showed me pics of Anushka Sharma and all and I was like ‘Are you mad? What are you thinking? During Rab Ne also… she was sitting as a Dulhan and that was her first shot and my mother was feeling bad.. she came and told me ‘This poor girl seems lost’ . And I was thinking ‘Oh god, I will have to be nice to her and poor thing she doesn’t know there is no career left after this’. I was shocked Adi wanted to cast her. I used to stare at her thinking what did Adi see in her. But when I saw the film, she was okay. But what blew my mind was ‘Band Baaja Baarat’.”
KJo’s confession makes us wonder what will be Anushka’s reply. Here’s what she said, “I am happy that he cast me. He was going to make me go out of the industry. It is an accomplishment.”
‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ helmed by Karan Johar starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in main roles will be releasing on October 28.
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