When Shah Rukh Khan Got Aishwarya Rai Removed From His Films!

Mumbai: On Simi Garewal’s chat show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Bollywood’s most beautiful diva Aishwarya Rai revealed the unfair side of the film industry.


During the tete-a-tete with Simi, Aishwarya admitted that Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan had got her removed from a couple of big projects without giving any explanation.

When Simi asked Ash why she was removed from the films, the actress said, “How can I have the answer to that?”

“Yes, at the time, there was talk of a couple of films that we would be working in together. And then, suddenly they weren’t happening, without any explanation whatsoever. I have never had the answer to why,” she said after a long pause.

When asked how she felt after being removed from the films for no fault of hers, the actress said, “See, at the time, when you have no explanation, you’re obviously completely taken aback, and confused, and hurt. You wonder about it.”

“I was never put in a position where I was suddenly sitting there, with these films out of my diary, with absolutely nothing happening career wise, where I would be wondering ‘oh, now what, and why’?” she added.

Simi then asked Ash if she ever tried asking Shah Rukh the reason for being removed from the films.

Ash replied, “It’s not in my nature… If a person feels a need to explain, he will. If they never did, they never intend to. It’s not in my nature to get into questioning what and why. Probably within myself, but I wouldn’t go up to a person and ask why. By the grace of God, I’m not defined by the other.”

During an interview with India Today in 2003, Shah Rukh had expressed regret over getting involved in Aishwarya’s personal life and removing her from films.

“To start a project with someone and then change her for no fault of hers is very difficult. It is very sad as Ash is a good friend. Personally I think I did wrong. But as a producer it made sense. I apologized to Ash,” SRK told India Today.

Aishwarya and Shah Rukh have done several memorable films together including Josh, Devdas, Mohabbatein.

The duo was last seen together in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ in 2016.

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