Bollywood fans, here’s some Kuch Kuch Hota Hai trivia you didn’t know. According to an old interview that’s surfaced online, one of the many A-list actors offered the role of Tina (which was finally played by Rani Mukerji) was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It’s known that the role of Tina Malhotra was originally offered to director Karan Johar’s childhood friend and author Twinkle Khanna, who also happens to be the inspiration behind the character. After Khanna declined, the role was also discussed with the likes of Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon before it ultimately came to Mukerji.
Former world beauty and Bollywood famous actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made the whole world crazy with her acting and performances. Aishwarya has done very special films in her career. While some of his films were super hit, some failed to perform well at the box office.
Aishwarya has also done many films with Shahrukh Khan, but did you know that Ash refused to work in Shahrukh’s superhit film ‘Kuch Kuch’ Hota Hai? In an interview, Aishwarya herself told that she refused to play Tina in this film.
Kuch Hota Hai made a decent amount. The film featured Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. From the story of this blockbuster film to the songs and dialogues are famous to date. Rani Mukherjee went on to become an overnight star, playing the role of Tina in the film.
In an interview, Aishwarya had said that she was a newcomer, but she was compared to all the senior actress. Aishwarya said, “If I had done the film, I would have been teased by saying that look, Aishwarya Rai is doing what she used to do during her modeling days. Like straightening her hair, wearing mini poses in the camera. Anyway, at the end of the film, the hero comes to the lead actress. If I had done ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, I would have had to face unnecessary criticism.”
In such a situation, Aishwarya refused to act in this film and this role finally fell into Rani Mukherjee’s bag. This role proved to be a boon for Rani and due to this film in her career, it took four moons. Apart from India, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,’ shot in Mauritius and Scotland, became the highest-grossing film of that year.