In 1998 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered Karan Johar’s blockbuster hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which she refused. 10 years later Karan offered Dostana to both Aishwarya and Saif Ali Khan which she couldn’t accept because of prior commitments.
In an interview with DNA, the Bollywood beauty states the reason why things didn’t work out. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was KJo’s directorial debut, but that time the actress was busy shooting for Aa Ab Laut Chale and Jeans.
“When Karan said he will make his directorial debut with me, I happily agreed to do it, but other commitments did not allow me to do the film.” said Aishwarya.
However, the director was pleased with Aishwarya’s polite way of turning down the fim offer as she was already caught up with four films.
She further explains the twist that took place in her life that made it difficult for her to be a part of Dostana.
“We kept discussing subjects and we thought we will work on Dostanatogether. Then I got married. Saif was there in the film initially but after our marriage, he was like, Abhishek and Aishwarya will be together in the film. ‘So it won’t look right.’ Since that was the kind of discussion and feeling going around with the casting, I decided to step out of Dostana and didn’t do that as well.”