The film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of the iconic films of Bollywood. The film broke all the records of success and earnings at the box office. At the same time, Rani Mukherjee also became a superstar by playing Tina’s role in this film. However, this role was also offered to Aishwarya Rai before Rani, which she turned down. During a throwback interview, Ash revealed the reason for not playing Tina’s role.
Talking about Bollywood’s best and memorable films, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ also comes on top in this list. In Karan Johar’s 1998 romantic comedy-drama, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee showed their performances. The film proved to be a blockbuster and broke all the records of the box office collection. Many scenes and songs of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai still remain on the tongue of the audience
Rani Mukherjee became an overnight star by playing Tina’s character
Rani Mukherjee also became an overnight star by playing Tina’s character in this film. However, Rani Mukherjee was not the first choice for this role. Actually KJo had offered Tina’s role to many top actresses including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Twinkle Khanna, Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon but could not make it. This role came in the last part of Rani Mukherjee.
Aishwarya Rai had told the reason for not playing Tina in the throw back interview
But do you know why Aishwarya did not do this iconic film? A year after the release of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, the Taal actress revealed the reason for saying no to Tina’s role in the film. In a throw back interview with Filmfare, Ash had said that he had done only three films at that time, he was in the position of Catch-22. Although she was a newcomer, she was compared to all senior actresses. ”
Ash had said, ‘If I would have done the film, I would have been teased by saying,’ Look, Aishwarya Rai is doing what she did during her modeling days. Like, straightening her hair and wearing a mini, she used to pose in glamorous style on camera. Anyway, the hero in the film goes back to the lead actress in the last. I know that if I had done ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, I would have unnecessarily faced a lot of criticism. ‘
By the way, filmed in India, Mauritius and Scotland, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ was the highest-grossing Indian film of that year.
Ash will soon be seen in Mani Ratnam’s film
Talking about the work front, Aishwarya Rai was last seen in the 2018 musical film Fanney Khan opposite Anil Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao. She will soon be seen in Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan.