Wouldn't have made ADHM without Aishwarya: Karan Johar

With ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ crossing the 100-crore mark, it has become one of the most important films in Karan Johar’s career.

 

While Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma won appreciation for their brilliant portrayls, it was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s portrayal of Saba that was unanimously praised and talked about.

 

She played the gorgeous poetess that falls in love with a relatively younger man, Ash delivered one of her most nuanced performances. 

    

                                                                            

 

 

In a recent interview, Karan stated that when it came to the casting of the main leads, Aishwarya was indispensable. The filmmaker said that if Ranbir or Anushka had turned down their respective roles, he could have cast someone else in their place. 

 

However, he was 100% certain that he wanted only Ash to portray  Saba. Karan further mentioned that had Aishwarya turned it down, he wouldn’t have made ADHM at all.