Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has entered into the final leg of promotions, but we haven’t seen any star, apart from Ranbir, promoting the film and we know why…
Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has entered into the final leg of promotions, but we haven’t seen any star, apart from Ranbir, promoting the film. This has raised a lot of eyebrows. Reports suggested that Anushka, Aishwarya and even Karan Johar are staying away from interacting with the media coz of the whole Pakistani artiste ban controversy. However, we hear that these reports are not true! Anushka can’t promote Ae Dil Hai Mushkil currently coz she is shooting with Shah Rukh Khan for Imtiaz Ali’s The Ring in Lisbon. However, Aishwarya could have joined RK in promotions, right? But she didn’t? Is she upset or something? No, that is not the case too.
In fact, Aishwarya not promoting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil currently is a strategic decision. As a source revealed to DNA, “The strategy is that both the heroines will promote the film together. Because while Ash has a small role, Anushka is the leading lady and Ash promoting the film without her would send out wrong messages.” Interesting, isn’t it?
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been under controversy ever since the Uri attacks. Following the attacks, IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association) banned all the Pakistani artistes from working in films in India and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) threatened Karan Johar that his film will not be allowed to release if he doesn’t replace Fawad Khan (a Pakistani actor) from his film. Karan Johar mentioned that this protest wasn’t an appropriate way to fight terror but his words were slammed by a lot of people from the industry and across India. Since then, Karan and the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil team have stayed very quite about everything. In fact, our sources reveal to us that even while Ranbir is promoting the movie on various shows, the media has not been allowed to see, meet or interact with him. In fact, the makers have even told the show producers not to include any joke on the Pakistani artiste ban during their show!
Meanwhile, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is all set to clash with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay on October 28 (Diwali). While the clash is certainly on Karan’s mind, the controversies may be keeping him pre-occupied at the moment. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil also stars Shah Rukh Khan, Lisa Haydon and Imran Abbas Naqvi in special appearances. For those of you who don’t know, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is about unrequited love and we will see a love triangle between Ranbir, Anushka and Aishwarya during the film.
Anyway, what do you guys have to say about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan not promoting Ae Dil Hai Mushkil currently? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments section below! Also check out the sizzling HOT scenes between Aishwarya and Ranbir from the movie right here: