Fawad Khan opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

It seems to be a season of unusual co-stars for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. While in her comeback film Jazbaa, she was teamed with Irrfan Khan, in her next film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil she has Fawad Khan for company.

Karan Johar’s curious-looking love quadrangle has cast Fawad Khan opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

In this contemporized version of Sagar Sarhadi’s 1977 quadrangular drama Doosra Aadmi, Aishwarya steps into the role of a woman who has lost her beloved and sees a reflection of her dead lover in a much younger man whom she meets many years after the tragedy. Unfortunately, the debonair dude, played by Rishi Kapoor in Talwar’s film and Ranbir in Karan Johar’s film, is already engaged elsewhere.

While Neetu Singh had played Rishi’s girlfriend in Doosra Aadmi, Anushka Sharma plays Ranbir’s lover-girl in Ae Dil Hai Mushqil.

But the really interesting bit of casting that comes to light is that of Pakistani heart-throb Fawad Khan as the woman Aishwarya Rai Bachchan loves and loses.

In Doosra Aadmi the role was played by Shashi Kapoor. Giving nothing away Aishwarya says, “It is a very interesting role, and my first for Karan Johar. We’ve come this close to working together so many times in the past. This time I had to say yes. It is not a conventional romantic lead. Just wait and watch.”

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Fawad Khan opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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