Bollywood actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukherjee were said to be thick pals earlier and always took advice from each other. But, rumours were rife that things went wrong between the duo, ever since Rai married the latter's alleged ex-boyfriend Abhishek Bachchan.
According to the latest reports, Rani Mukherjee had replaced Aishwarya Rai at the first-look launch of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's serial Saraswatichandra, as the chief guest. Bhansali has worked with both Rani and Ash, hence he is reportedly very close to both.
Sources informed a leading daily that Aishwarya had to give a miss to the event due to some reason. It was then, Bhansali decided to invite Rani. The actress immediately agreed to step into Ash's shoes as the chief guest of the evening.
A while ago, Rani Mukherjee took a dig at Ash, by saying that Indian women get too carried away by their personal lives. "We, Indian women, get too carried away with our personal lives with rearing our children. We feel that we are the only mothers on the planet," she said. "And, we believe we have to leave everything to bring up our children. Actresses need to pull up their socks and keep looking great and working out... and keep looking younger than what we are," Rani further added.