It’s not just Fawad Khan who won’t been at any promotional event for Karan Johar’s Diwali dhamaka Ae Dil Hai Mushkil(ADHM). Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who also stars inADHM has also decided to stay away from all the publicity of the film.
And it isn’t because she plays a Pakistani in the film. It more to with the length of her role.
Says a source close to the film, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a 20-minute role inADHM and Fawad has even less to do . Their roles at the most extended cameos.It’sRanbir and Anushka’s film all the way. The reason why Aishwarya agreed to be in the film is Karan Johar.”
Explains a source close to Aishwarya, “Somehow Aishwarya and Karan Johar were unable to come together in the past in spite of their best intentions. Aishwarya was signed for Dostana after she was engaged to marry Abhishek Bachchan. As per the script she was supposed to walk away from Abhishek and walk off with Bobby Deol. This, thought Aishwarya, would seem very odd to the audience. So she had opted out of Dostana. There were other offers from Karan Johar which never materialized.Now when he offered her ADHM she couldn’t say no for two reasons. Firstly, there was the litany of misfires in the past to consider. Secondly, she loved her role of a creative woman in charge of her destiny.”
However since the role extends to no more than 20 minutes of playing timr, Aishwaryawon’t promote the film.