Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been in the news ever since trailers and teasers of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for her gorgeous look. She has been lauded for her role in the film by some and there are some others who are disparaging her and calling her character as that of a cougar.
During an interview, the Sarbjit actress dismissing those comments said, “If you see the response online to trailers (for the movie wasn’t released at the time of writing), you’ll see most responded to my character Saba, with excitement, love and positivity. She’s strong and radiates individuality…so the response has been gratifying.”
Revealing the true reason for doing the movie, she said, “The truth is Karan (Johar) is a friend. He asked I said a yes, as I liked the role. I’d always meant to work with Karan; there were many missed opportunities, and I didn’t want this to be one again. The film was an act of friendship.”
While the movie has received mixed reactions from the audience, the festive season and the controversies surrounding it sure turned out to be beneficial for the movie’s box office collection.