Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a tough time ahead. The Bachchans v/s the rest of the bollywood war that started with the wedding still continues and it has left very few leading men ready to star with her. The list of stars who refused to work with her includes the four Khan’s, Hrithik and Vivek.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s wedding has created a schism in the film industry. The wedding guest list revealed many surprises as key people from the industry were excluded. The newest member of the Bachchan khandaan seems to be bearing the brunt as most leading men in the industry do not want to work with her any more. The list seems endless, as A-list heroes like the three Khans (Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir), Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi and Saif Ali Khan have refused to work with her.
Apparently at the World Cup party hosted by Shah Rukh Khan at his residence, Salman, Shah Rukh and the others decided that they would ban Aishwarya and refuse films she stars in. The immediate effect was that Saif Ali Khan opted out of Karan Johar’s Tarun Mansukhani-directed film, co-starring Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai. Shah Rukh Khan obviously is miffed with the Bachchans and the cold war is now out in the open.
Also, the infamous kiss between Hrithik and Aishwarya Rai in Dhoom 2 obviously upset the Bachchans. As a result, Hrithik and the Roshan family were not invited to the wedding. Aishwarya already has had problems with Aamir Khan when she opted out of Mangal Pandey ? The Rising at the last minute.
Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi will never work with Aishwarya for obvious reasons. With Aishwarya Rai out of contention for six leading guys in the industry, she is only left with a few choices, apart from her husband Abhishek Bachchan. She is already working on two projects with him – Ramu’s Sarkar 2 and Karan’s next film.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “The marriage and a lot of other problems have already made things difficult for Aishwarya, since they sidelined many people at the wedding. I think she will now work with Abhishek Bachchan. Half the industry won’t work with her and except for Akshay Kumar or Sanjay Dutt, she is left with very little choice.”
Film critic and trade expert Taran Adarsh says, “See, everything depends on the result of her pairing with Abhishek in her two upcoming films. If they do well, she’ll be safe. If they don’t do well, she may be in trouble.”