Shah Rukh wants to work
with Aishwarya again!
Shah Rukh Khan is keen to
pair up with Aishwarya Rai again. Their last film together was Sanjay Leela
Bhansali's ‘Devdas' in 2003.
As per source, SRK is apparently
running out of options. “How many films can he do with Rani Mukherji and
Preity Zinta? Shah Rukh needs a leading lady with stature. So, besides
the other two, this only leaves him with Ash,” says a source.
However, Ash is little wary
about working with SRK thanks to the history of their alleged animosity.
At one time Shah Rukh wasn't keen on to have Ash as his co-star. The source
says, “There was a time when Shah Rukh was playing a matchmaker between
Ash and Salman. In fact, Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri had gone to Aishwarya's
parent's house with Salman's rishta for Aishwarya. But the Rais rejected
the proposal out right and were quite dismissive. Shah Rukh later told
his close friends it was a mistake to plead Salman's case with Ash's parents.”
Then the ‘Chalte Chalte'
incident happened where Salman barged on to the sets of Aziz Mirza's film
and disrupted the schedule.
The source says, “That's
when Shah Rukh vowed never to work with Ash again. He quietly had Ash replaced
with Rani Mukherji and the portion done with Ash was re-shot. Every time
her name cropped up, Shah Rukh refused to work with her. She was Yash Chopra's
first choice for ‘Veer-Zaara'. Shah Rukh convinced him to take Preity instead.”
But now it seems Shah Rukh
is gradually undergoing a change of heart regarding Ms Rai.