In Bollywood, friendship and catfights are practically synonymous. After Rani Mukerji was cast in place of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film Chalte Chalte, the two former best friends quickly turned into bitter rivals.
Salman Khan was rumoured to be the ex-boyfriend of one of the Devdas actresses, who played the male lead in the film. Here’s the lowdown if you’re interested.
Salman reportedly destroyed some property on the sets of Chalte Chalte, which did not sit well with the production house.
As a result, Aish was replaced by Rani, and the rest, as they say, is history. Khan was also involved in one of the most contentious set-up scandals of the time.
There have been rumours that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was suddenly fired without any warning or explanation.
According to Her Zindagi, she not only felt betrayed by the film’s production staff but also by Shah Rukh Khan, who had her replaced in the film by Rani Mukerji.
Reports say that Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan, two of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s closest friends who work in the entertainment industry, lied to her and hurt her feelings.
After that, Aish decided not to invite Rani to the wedding she was having with Abhishek Bachchan, which served to add more fuel to the fire of their feud.
It’s possible that one of the reasons for this is the rumoured breakup of his husband’s relationship with Rani, which at one point in time was common knowledge among everyone working in the Bollywood industry.
During any press conferences or other events attended by the media, neither of the actresses ever made any negative comments about the other.
All of Rani’s fans were taken aback when they found out that she had secretly wed YRF honcho Aditya Chopra in Italy later that same year (2014).
An interviewer once asked the actress from “Chalte Chalte” who her favourite actress in Bollywood was, and she responded by naming “From my generation, Aishwarya and Preity Zinta.” Chalte Chalte is a film that was released in 2010.
So it seems like everything turned out okay in the end.
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